BacterioFiles 350: Microbes Mysteriously Make Methane

August 6, 2018

This episode: A version of the microbial enzyme that fixes nitrogen can also convert carbon dioxide to methane!

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Show Notes:

Microbe of the episode: Human mastadenovirus D

Journal Paper:
Zheng Y, Harris DF, Yu Z, Fu Y, Poudel S, Ledbetter RN, Fixen KR, Yang Z-Y, Boyd ES, Lidstrom ME, Seefeldt LC, Harwood CS. 2018. A pathway for biological methane production using bacterial iron-only nitrogenase. Nat Microbiol 3:281–286.

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