methanotroph


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methanotroph

[mə′than·ə‚träf]
(microbiology)
A bacterial organism that can use methane as its only source of carbon and energy.
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With the knowledge framework in place to optimize microbial engineering and fermentation, we believe our methanotroph bioconversion approach will reduce energy use, production costs, and waste while producing a single high value product.
131 SHIFTS IN METHANOTROPH COMMUNITY STRUCTURE AT DEEP SEA METHANE SEEPS IN RESPONSE TO OXYGEN AND METHANE CONCENTRATIONS
Singh BK, Tate KR, Ross DJ, Singh J, Dando J, Thomas N, Millard P, Murrell JC (2009) Soil methane oxidation and methanotroph responses to afforestation of pastures with Pinus radiata stands.
4] oxidation are known to increase in relation to forest successional status as soil physical properties and methanotroph populations change (Tate et al.
crtZ) in the obligate methanotroph Methylomonas sp.
Polymerase chain reaction analysis revealed soluble methane monooxygenase genes in methanotrophic enrichments, and 16S rRNA analysis identified Methylocystis parvus with 98% similarity, further indicating the presence of a type II methanotroph.
Intrexon's proprietary methanotroph bioconversion platform has the potential to transform the gas-to-liquids (GTL) industry through use of optimized microbial cell lines to convert natural gas into higher carbon compounds such as isobutanol and farnesene under ambient temperatures and pressures.
Walsh's presentations will highlight the advantages of Intrexon's methanotroph bioconversion platform to convert natural gas into high-value fuels and chemicals.
We expect that our program in Energy, which is based on our continuing work on the engineering of the methanotroph to provide for the upgrading of natural gas to higher value hydrocarbons, will show tangible progress both technically and otherwise.
Using its technology suite, Intrexon has generated methanotroph strains that are capable of upgrading natural gas to fuels and chemicals.
A Michaelis-Menton analysis of the kinetic data agreed with high affinity methanotroph data from forest soils, where [K.
This was already demonstrated by our isolation of both mesophilic and thermophilic acid-loving methanotrophs.