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Methane Estimation for Methanogenic and Methanotrophic Bacteria

  • M. R. Smith
  • L. Baresi
Part of the Modern Methods of Plant Analysis book series (MOLMETHPLANT, volume 9)

Abstract

Methanogenic and methanotrophic bacteria frequently occur in the same habitats, the methanogens producing methane and the methanotrophs consuming the methane produced by the methanogens. The activities of both bacterial groups can be monitored by measuring methane in the atmospheres of cultures and ecosystem samples. However, there is a greater reliance on methane measurement for methanogenic than for methanotrophic bacteria. In this chapter, we cover methods for estimating methane and associated gases. A few specialized methods for each group will also be considered.

Keywords

Methanogenic Bacterium Methanotrophic Bacterium Methane Monooxygenase Combustion Tube Anaerobic Methane Oxidation 
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