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Threshold Acetate Concentrations for Acetate Catabolism by Aceticlastic Methanogenic Bacteria

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  • Physiology And Biotechnology
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  • Biology
  • Ecology

Abstract

Marked differences were found for minimum threshold concentrations of acetate catabolism by Methanosarcina barkeri 227 (1.180 mM), Methanosarcina mazei S-6 (0.396 mM), and a Methanothrix sp. (0.069 mM). This indicates that the aceticlastic methanogens responsible for the conversion of acetate to methane in various ecosystems might be different, depending on the prevailing in situ acetate concentrations.

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