Edwards, C. R., Onstott, T. C., Miller, J. M., Wiggins, J. B., Wang, W., Lee, C. K., … Lau, M. C. Y. (2017). Draft genome sequence of uncultured upland soil cluster gammaproteobacteria gives molecular insights into high-affinity methanotrophy. Genome Announcements, 5(17), e00047–17. https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00047-17
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Aerated soils form the second largest sink for atmospheric CH₄. A nearcomplete genome of uncultured upland soil cluster Gammaproteobacteria that oxidize CH₄ at 2.5 ppmv was obtained from incubated Antarctic mineral cryosols. This first genome of high-affinity methanotrophs can help resolve the mysteries about their phylogenetic affiliation and metabolic potential.
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