Thermophilic methanogenesis in a hot-spring algal-bacterial mat (71 to 30 degrees C).

@article{Ward1978ThermophilicMI,
  title={Thermophilic methanogenesis in a hot-spring algal-bacterial mat (71 to 30 degrees C).},
  author={David M. Ward},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1978},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={1019-26}
}
  • David M. Ward
  • Published 1978 in Applied and environmental microbiology
Algal-bacterial mats which grow in the effluent channels of alkaline hot springs provided an environment suitable for studying natural thermophilic methane producing bacteria. Methane was rapidly produced in cores taken from the meat and appeared to be an end product of decomposition of the algal-bacterial organic matter. Formaldehyde prevented production of methane. Initial methanogenic rate was lower and methanogenesis became exponential when samples were permitted to cool before laboratory… CONTINUE READING