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Microbiologists reveal unexpected properties of methane-producing microbe


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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne
    For 40 years, scientists thought they understood how certain bacteria work together to anaerobically digest biomass to produce methane gas, important in bioenergy and the major source of greenhouse gas. But now microbiologists in Derek Lovley's lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst show for the first time that one of the most abundant methane-producing microorganisms on earth makes direct electrical connections with another species to produce the gas in a completely unexpected way.

    Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-11-microbiologists-reveal-unexpected-properties-methane-producing.html#jCp
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