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Existence of Novel Phylotypes of Nitrite-Dependent Anaerobic Methane-Oxidizing Bacteria in Surface and Subsurface Sediments of the South China Sea
Description: Nitrite-dependent anaerobic methane oxidation (n-damo) is a recently discovered new microbial process performed by the Candidatus Methylomirabilis oxyfera with an unusual intra-aerobic pathway, but there is no report about n-damo bacteria in marine environments. M. oxyfera-like sequences were successfully retrieved for the first time from both surface and subsurface ocean sediments of the South China Sea (SCS) using both 16S rRNA and pmoA genes as biomarkers and PCR amplification in this study. [Source: Geomicrobiology Journal]
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Source: Geomicrobiology Journal
Publish Date: 1/1/2015
Reading Level: Expert
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