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Appl Environ Microbiol. 1985 June; 49(6): 1530–1531.
PMCID: PMC241760

Minimum Threshold for Hydrogen Metabolism in Methanogenic Bacteria


Methanogenic isolates did not consume hydrogen below partial pressures of 6.5 Pa. Thus, in contrast to a previous report, results from pure-culture studies do not invalidate the threshold model for methane production from hydrogen in sediments.

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