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Methods for studying methanogens and methanogenesis in marine sediments

Parkes, Ronald John, Sass, Henrik ORCID:, Webster, Gordon ORCID:, Watkins, Andrew J., Weightman, Andrew John ORCID:, O'Sullivan, Louise A. and Cragg, Barry Andrew 2010. Methods for studying methanogens and methanogenesis in marine sediments. Timmis, Kenneth H., ed. Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology, Vol. 5. Springer Reference, Springer, pp. 3799-3827. (10.1007/978-3-540-77587-4_299)

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Despite the global importance of microbial methane production, knowledge of the methanogens involved and related anaerobic methane-oxidizing Euryarchaea (ANME) is quite limited. This includes the controls on methane production and consumption, which determines the atmospheric concentration of methane, which is an important greenhouse gas involved in climate change. This situation, in part, reflects the difficulty of culturing and studying these fastidious anaerobes. Here, we describe a range of cultivation and cultivation independent approaches that we have used to study methanogens, methanogenesis, and related processes in marine sediments, which contain globally significant methane concentrations.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Biosciences
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783540775881
Funders: NERC
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Last Modified: 02 Dec 2022 11:43

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