Ecology of aerobic methanotrophs and their role in methane cycling
Chen, Yin and Murrell, J. C. (J. Colin) (2010) Ecology of aerobic methanotrophs and their role in methane cycling. In: Handbook of hydrocarbon and lipid microbiology. Handbook of hydrocarbon and lipid microbiology, Part 28 . Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 3067-3076. ISBN 978-3-540-77584-3Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-77587-4_229
Aerobic methane-oxidizing bacteria (methanotrophs) are widely distributed in the environment and play a key role in the cycling of the potent greenhouse gas methane. They oxidize much of the methane produced by the anaerobic metabolism of methanogenic archaea before it escapes to the atmosphere, thereby mitigating the effects of global warming. Methanotrophs have been isolated from many different environments, including freshwater and marine environments, soils, sediments, acidic peatlands, rice paddies, landfill, alkaline soda lakes, hot springs, cold environments, and even from highly acidic, thermophilic environments. Molecular ecological studies indicate that there are still many methanotrophs present in the environment that have not yet been cultivated in the laboratory.
|Item Type:||Book Item|
|Subjects:||Q Science > Q Science (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- )|
|Series Name:||Handbook of hydrocarbon and lipid microbiology|
|Place of Publication:||Heidelberg|
|Book Title:||Handbook of hydrocarbon and lipid microbiology|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 3067-3076|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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