Role of Methane-Producing and Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria in the Destruction of Organic Matter

  • S. S. Belyaev
  • A. Yu. Lein
  • M. V. Ivanov


The initial stages in the decomposition of organic matter in upper horizons of the lithosphere include aerobic processes carried out by representatives of various classes of microorganisms.


Anaerobic Digestion Sulfate Reduction Methane Formation Methanogenic Bacterium Bacterial Sulfate Reduction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. S. Belyaev
    • 1
  • A. Yu. Lein
    • 1
  • M. V. Ivanov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of MicroorganismsUSSR Academy of SciencesPuschino, Moscow regionRussia

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