Life in the extreme : thermoacidophilic methanotrophy
Semrau, Jeremy D., DiSpirito, Alan A. and Murrell, J. C. (J. Colin). (2008) Life in the extreme : thermoacidophilic methanotrophy. Trends in Microbiology, Vol.16 (No.5). pp. 190-193. ISSN 0966-842XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tim.2008.02.004
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:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QP Physiology
Q Science > QR Microbiology
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- )|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Methanotrophs, Monooxygenases, Bacteria, Freshwater microbiology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Trends in Microbiology|
|Official Date:||May 2008|
|Number of Pages:||4|
|Page Range:||pp. 190-193|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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