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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Bacteria called methanotrophs feed off methane gas and can either take up or break down methylmercury, or both.
Bacterial aerobic methanotrophs convert methane into cellular carbon and energy, thereby contributing to the basis of food web in methane-rich environments.
Work should be also be undertaken on utilising the ability of the methanotrophs to rapidly recover C[H.
methanotrophs, fungi), widely accepted biomarkers for the N cycle have yet to be determined.
Optimization of trichloroethylene oxidation by methanotrophs and the use of a colorimetric assay to detect soluble methane monooxygenase activity.
King GM, Adamsen APS (1992) Effects of temperature on methane consumption in a forest soil and in pure cultures of the methanotroph Methylomonas rubra.
4] negative fluxes obtained in the CW under study, indicate that probably this gas was consumed which may be attributed to oxidation of methanotrophs that favours the oxidation of C[H.
That may be true in farmer's fields, but specifically as in present study for CK and DR1 with optimal yield, only basal and tillering N was decreased and the panicle N application was the same for both CK and DR1, which may results in inhibitory effect of reduced N application on CH4 oxidation only occurred at tillering stage; in addition, the negative effect of reduced N application on CH4 oxidation may be modied by deficiency of oxygen for Methanotrophs due to continuous flooding at tillering stage (Banger et al.
In contrast, its bioengineering of methanotrophs will create BDO through a cost-effective, single-step fermentation process.
The most studied microorganisms in peatlands are bacteria, specially methanotrophs (Chen et al.