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Shale-Derived Dissolved Organic Matter as a Substrate for Subsurface Methanogenic Communities in the Antrim Shale, Michigan Basin, Usa

  title={Shale-Derived Dissolved Organic Matter as a Substrate for Subsurface Methanogenic Communities in the Antrim Shale, Michigan Basin, Usa},
  author={R. Huang},
SHALE-DERIVED DISSOLVED ORGANIC MATTER AS A SUBSTRATE FOR SUBSURFACE METHANOGENIC COMMUNITIES IN THE ANTRIM SHALE, MICHIGAN BASIN, USA FEBRUARY 2008 ROGER HUANG, B.A., AMHERST COLLEGE M.S., UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS Directed by: Professor Steven T. Petsch The microbial origin of methane produced from sedimentary basins is a subject of great interest, with implications for the global cycling of carbon as well as natural gas exploration. Despite the growing body of research in sedimentary basin… Expand
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  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • 2006
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