The quest for atmospheric methane oxidizers in forest soils.

  • Steffen Kolb
  • Published 2009 in Environmental microbiology reports


Aerobic methanotrophs in forest soils are the largest biological sink for atmospheric methane (CH4 ). Community structures in 53 soils from Europe, Russia, North and South America, Asia and New Zealand located in boreal, temperate and tropical forests were analysed and maximal abundances of 2.1 × 10(7) methanotrophs g(-1)   DW were measured. In acidic soils… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1758-2229.2009.00047.x


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