Cultivation-independent techniques for studying methanotroph ecology
UNSPECIFIED (2000) Cultivation-independent techniques for studying methanotroph ecology. [Journal Item]Full text not available from this repository.
Methane-oxidizing bacteria (methanotrophs) have attracted considerable attention over the past 30 years. They have the unique ability to use methane as sole carbon and energy source, they are found in a wide variety of environments and play a crucial role in the global methane cycle. Methanotrophs also show considerable potential for bioremediation processes such as degradation of ground water pollutants, and for production of bulk chemicals from cheap substrates. We review here the cultivation-independent molecular biological methods that are available for the detection and characterization of methanotrophs in the natural environment. (C) 2000 Editions scientifiques et medicales Elsevier SAS.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QR Microbiology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||RESEARCH IN MICROBIOLOGY|
|Publisher:||EDITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES MEDICALES ELSEVIER|
|Number of Pages:||8|
|Page Range:||pp. 807-814|
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