New microbes discovered that metabolise methane

New microbes discovered that metabolise methane
Researchers of University of Florida have recently discovered the new deep sea methane consuming organisms called Bathyarchaeota. Since these bacteria live near hydrothermal vents, the enzyme produced by them is accustomed to high temperatures. The bacterium Thiomicrospira crunogena that produces the heat-tolerant enzyme called carbonic anhydrase was studied by the researchers and they hope this to be helpful in reducing the industrial carbon dioxide present in the earth's atmosphere.
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Hameedunissa Begum Shariff. New microbes discovered that metabolise methane. BioLim O-Media. 23 March, 2017. 5(3).
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