Life in the extreme: thermoacidophilic methanotrophy

Semrau, JD, DiSpirito, AA and Murrell, JC (2008) Life in the extreme: thermoacidophilic methanotrophy. Trends in Microbiology, 16 (5). pp. 190-193. ISSN 1878-4380

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Abstract

Aerobic methane-oxidizing bacteria (methanotrophs) have a key role in the global carbon cycle, converting methane to biomass and carbon dioxide. Although these bacteria have been isolated from many environments, until recently, it was not known if they survived, much less thrived in thermoacidic environments, that is, locations with pH values of approximately 1 and temperatures greater than 50 degrees C. Recently, three independent studies have isolated unusual methanotrophs from such extreme environments, expanding the known functional and phylogenetic diversity of methanotrophs.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
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Depositing User: Rhiannon Harvey
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2012 15:29
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 17:53
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/38520
DOI: 10.1016/j.tim.2008.02.004

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