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Appl Environ Microbiol. Jun 1985; 49(6): 1530–1531.
PMCID: PMC241760
Minimum Threshold for Hydrogen Metabolism in Methanogenic Bacteria
Derek R. Lovley
Department of Anaerobic Microbiology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
Present address: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA 22092.
Abstract
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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