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Effect of Monensin on Growth and Methanogenesis of Methanobacterium formicicum.

Authors
  • Dellinger, C A
  • Ferry, J G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Applied and environmental microbiology
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1984
Volume
48
Issue
3
Pages
680–682
Identifiers
PMID: 16346634
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Monensin inhibited methanogenesis from formate but not from H(2)-CO(2) by resting-cell suspensions of Methanobacterium formicicum. The antibiotic severely inhibited growth on formate. The lag phase of H(2)-CO(2)-grown cultures was prolonged by monensin, but these cultures recovered from the initial inhibition. The recovery did not result from the development of a monensin-resistant population or inactivation of the antibiotic.

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