Trace-gas metabolic versatility of the facultative methanotroph Methylocella silvestris

  title={Trace-gas metabolic versatility of the facultative methanotroph Methylocella silvestris},
  author={Andrew T Crombie and J. Murrell},
  • Andrew T Crombie, J. Murrell
  • Published 2014
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The climate-active gas methane is generated both by biological processes and by thermogenic decomposition of fossil organic material, which forms methane and short-chain alkanes, principally ethane, propane and butane. In addition to natural sources, environments are exposed to anthropogenic inputs of all these gases from oil and gas extraction and distribution. The gases provide carbon and/or energy for a diverse range of microorganisms that can metabolize them in both anoxic and oxic zones… CONTINUE READING
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