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Methylocella: a gourmand among methanotrophs

Author:
Dunfield, Peter F., Dedysh, Svetlana N.
Source:
Trends in microbiology 2014 v.22 no.7 pp. 368-369
ISSN:
0966-842X
Subject:
Methylocella, bacteria, methane, methanogens, methanotrophs
Abstract:
A recent article in Nature describes the ability of Methylocella silvestris to grow simultaneously on methane and longer chain alkanes, something never before observed in the microbial world. It adds to a growing list of unique metabolic traits that distinguish Methylocella from any other bacterium.
Agid:
6015600