methylococcaceae

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Summary: A family of gram-negative, aerobic bacteria utilizing only one-carbon organic compounds and isolated from in soil and water.

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  1. Tsubota J, Eshinimaev B, Khmelenina V, Trotsenko Y. Methylothermus thermalis gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel moderately thermophilic obligate methanotroph from a hot spring in Japan. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2005;55:1877-84 pubmed
    ..On the basis of comparative phenotypic and genotypic characteristics, a new genus and species, Methylothermus thermalis gen. nov., sp. nov., is proposed, with MYHT(T) as the type strain (=VKM B-2345(T)=IPOD FERM P-19714(T))...
  2. Hanson R, Hanson T. Methanotrophic bacteria. Microbiol Rev. 1996;60:439-71 pubmed
    ..A limited number of methanotrophs have the genetic capacity to synthesize a soluble methane monooxygenase which catalyzes the rapid oxidation of environmental pollutants including trichloroethylene...
  3. Costello A, Auman A, Macalady J, Scow K, Lidstrom M. Estimation of methanotroph abundance in a freshwater lake sediment. Environ Microbiol. 2002;4:443-50 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, these techniques will be useful for obtaining estimates of methanotroph abundance in additional environments...
  4. Rahalkar M, Schink B. Comparison of aerobic methanotrophic communities in littoral and profundal sediments of Lake Constance by a molecular approach. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2007;73:4389-94 pubmed
    ..Type X methanotrophs made up a significant part of the clone libraries only in the profundal sediment and were also found only there as a prominent peak by T-RFLP analyses...
  5. Wu M, Ettwig K, Jetten M, Strous M, Keltjens J, van Niftrik L. A new intra-aerobic metabolism in the nitrite-dependent anaerobic methane-oxidizing bacterium Candidatus 'Methylomirabilis oxyfera'. Biochem Soc Trans. 2011;39:243-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The present mini-review summarizes the current knowledge about this process and the micro-organism responsible for it...
  6. Bussmann I, Rahalkar M, Schink B. Cultivation of methanotrophic bacteria in opposing gradients of methane and oxygen. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2006;56:331-44 pubmed
    ..This strain accumulated significant amounts of formaldehyde in conventional cultivation with methane and oxygen, which may explain why it is preferentially enriched in a gradient cultivation system...
  7. Hutchens E, Radajewski S, Dumont M, McDonald I, Murrell J. Analysis of methanotrophic bacteria in Movile Cave by stable isotope probing. Environ Microbiol. 2004;6:111-20 pubmed
    ..Our results suggest that aerobic methanotrophs actively convert CH4 into complex organic compounds in Movile Cave and thus help to sustain a diverse community of microorganisms in this closed ecosystem...
  8. Sundh I, Bastviken D, Tranvik L. Abundance, activity, and community structure of pelagic methane-oxidizing bacteria in temperate lakes. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2005;71:6746-52 pubmed
    ..They represent a potentially important pathway for reentry of carbon and energy into pelagic food webs that would otherwise be lost as evasion of CH4...
  9. Heyer J, Berger U, Hardt M, Dunfield P. Methylohalobius crimeensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a moderately halophilic, methanotrophic bacterium isolated from hypersaline lakes of Crimea. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2005;55:1817-26 pubmed
    ..nov., sp. nov. is proposed. Strain 10Ki(T) (=DSM 16011(T)=ATCC BAA-967(T)) is the type strain...

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  1. Auman A, Stolyar S, Costello A, Lidstrom M. Molecular characterization of methanotrophic isolates from freshwater lake sediment. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2000;66:5259-66 pubmed
    ..The presence of sMMO-containing Methylomonas strains in a pristine freshwater lake environment suggests that these methanotrophs are more widespread than has been previously thought...
  2. Hirayama H, Abe M, Miyazaki M, Nunoura T, Furushima Y, Yamamoto H, et al. Methylomarinovum caldicuralii gen. nov., sp. nov., a moderately thermophilic methanotroph isolated from a shallow submarine hydrothermal system, and proposal of the family Methylothermaceae fam. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2014;64:989-99 pubmed publisher
    ..This suggests that unknown methanotrophs of this lineage inhabit various extreme environments. ..
  3. Liebner S, Rublack K, Stuehrmann T, Wagner D. Diversity of aerobic methanotrophic bacteria in a permafrost active layer soil of the Lena Delta, Siberia. Microb Ecol. 2009;57:25-35 pubmed publisher
    ..We determined a similar diversity of the MOB community in both depths and suggest that it is not influenced by the extreme physical and geochemical gradients in the active layer...
  4. Hirayama H, Fuse H, Abe M, Miyazaki M, Nakamura T, Nunoura T, et al. Methylomarinum vadi gen. nov., sp. nov., a methanotroph isolated from two distinct marine environments. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2013;63:1073-82 pubmed publisher
    ..characteristics revealed that strains IT-4(T) and T2-1 represent a novel species of a new genus in the family Methylococcaceae, for which the name Methylomarinum vadi gen. nov., sp. nov. is proposed...
  5. Pester M, Friedrich M, Schink B, Brune A. pmoA-based analysis of methanotrophs in a littoral lake sediment reveals a diverse and stable community in a dynamic environment. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2004;70:3138-42 pubmed
    ..By contrast, the fingerprint patterns showed substantial differences between the methanotrophic communities of littoral and profundal sediments...
  6. Dedysh S, Knief C, Dunfield P. Methylocella species are facultatively methanotrophic. J Bacteriol. 2005;187:4665-70 pubmed
    ..Our data demonstrate that not all methanotrophic bacteria are limited to growing on one-carbon compounds. This could have major implications for understanding the factors controlling methane fluxes in the environment...
  7. Wartiainen I, Hestnes A, McDonald I, Svenning M. Methylobacter tundripaludum sp. nov., a methane-oxidizing bacterium from Arctic wetland soil on the Svalbard islands, Norway (78 degrees N). Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2006;56:109-13 pubmed
    ..Strain SV96T therefore represents a novel species, for which the name Methylobacter tundripaludum sp. nov. is proposed (type strain SV96T = DSM 17260T = ATCC BAA-1195T)...
  8. Krause S, Lüke C, Frenzel P. Succession of methanotrophs in oxygen-methane counter-gradients of flooded rice paddies. ISME J. 2010;4:1603-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Hence, we suggest that a diverse microbial seed bank of methanotrophs is important in maintaining the function in a dynamic ecosystem...
  9. Iguchi H, Yurimoto H, Sakai Y. Methylovulum miyakonense gen. nov., sp. nov., a type I methanotroph isolated from forest soil. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2011;61:810-5 pubmed publisher
    ..3 mol%. Based on this evidence, strain HT12(T) represents a novel species and genus of the family Methylococcaceae, for which the name Methylovulum miyakonense gen. nov., sp. nov. is proposed...
  10. Shen R, Yu C, Ma Q, Li S. Direct evidence for a soluble methane monooxygenase from type I methanotrophic bacteria: purification and properties of a soluble methane monooxygenase from Methylomonas sp. GYJ3. Arch Biochem Biophys. 1997;345:223-9 pubmed
    ..The partially purified component B stimulated the MMO activity of the hydroxylase and reductase system by 40-fold...
  11. Wise M, McArthur J, Shimkets L. Methanotroph diversity in landfill soil: isolation of novel type I and type II methanotrophs whose presence was suggested by culture-independent 16S ribosomal DNA analysis. Appl Environ Microbiol. 1999;65:4887-97 pubmed
    ..This polyphasic assessment of community structure demonstrates that much diversity among the obligate methane oxidizers has yet to be formally described...
  12. Dedysh S, Liesack W, Khmelenina V, Suzina N, Trotsenko Y, Semrau J, et al. Methylocella palustris gen. nov., sp. nov., a new methane-oxidizing acidophilic bacterium from peat bogs, representing a novel subtype of serine-pathway methanotrophs. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2000;50 Pt 3:955-69 pubmed
    ..indica (96.5% 16S rDNA sequence similarity). Collectively, these strains comprise a new species and genus Methylocella palustris gen. nov., sp. nov.; strain KT (= ATCC 700799T) is the type strain...
  13. Konopka M, McQuaide S, Ojala D, Kalyuzhnaya M, Lidstrom M. Single cell methods for methane oxidation analysis. Methods Enzymol. 2011;495:149-66 pubmed publisher
  14. Bissett A, Abell G, Bodrossy L, Richardson A, Thrall P. Methanotrophic communities in Australian woodland soils of varying salinity. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2012;80:685-95 pubmed publisher
  15. Fjellbirkeland A, Torsvik V, Ovreas L. Methanotrophic diversity in an agricultural soil as evaluated by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis profiles of pmoA, mxaF and 16S rDNA sequences. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 2001;79:209-17 pubmed
    ..We also designed a new pmoA-targeting primer set which could be used in a nested protocol to amplify PCR-products from DNA extracted directly from the soil. ..
  16. Schubert C, Coolen M, Neretin L, Schippers A, Abbas B, Durisch Kaiser E, et al. Aerobic and anaerobic methanotrophs in the Black Sea water column. Environ Microbiol. 2006;8:1844-56 pubmed
    ..e. ANME-1-related organisms are responsible for anaerobic methane oxidation below 600 m water depth, whereas ANME-2-related organisms are responsible for this process in the anoxic water column above approximately 600 m water depth. ..
  17. He R, Wooller M, Pohlman J, Catranis C, Quensen J, Tiedje J, et al. Identification of functionally active aerobic methanotrophs in sediments from an arctic lake using stable isotope probing. Environ Microbiol. 2012;14:1403-19 pubmed publisher
    ..Methylotrophs, including the genera Methylophilus and/or Methylotenera, were also abundant in the (13) C-DNA. Our results show that a diverse microbial consortium acquired carbon from CH(4) in the sediments of this arctic lake. ..
  18. Rahalkar M, Pandit P, Dhakephalkar P, Pore S, Arora P, Kapse N. Genome Characteristics of a Novel Type I Methanotroph (Sn10-6) Isolated from a Flooded Indian Rice Field. Microb Ecol. 2016;71:519-23 pubmed publisher
    ..Sn10-6 has been identified as a member of a putative novel genus and species within the family Methylococcaceae (Type I methanotrophs)...
  19. Li M, Jain S, Baker B, Taylor C, Dick G. Novel hydrocarbon monooxygenase genes in the metatranscriptome of a natural deep-sea hydrocarbon plume. Environ Microbiol. 2014;16:60-71 pubmed publisher
    ..The seven groups of pHMOs included those related to a putative ethane oxidizing Methylococcaceae-like group, a group of the SAR324 Deltaproteobacteria, three deep-sea clades (Deep sea-1/symbiont-like, Deep ..
  20. Pashkova N, Starostina N, Tsiomenko A. A secretory protein involved in the antagonistic interactions between methanotrophic bacteria. Biochemistry (Mosc). 1997;62:386-90 pubmed
    ..minimus, the sorption of the 8 kD protein by target cells was observed. This suggests that the inhibitory effect may be associated with the 8 kD protein which has properties similar to known bacteriocins. ..
  21. Luesken F, van Alen T, van der Biezen E, Frijters C, Toonen G, Kampman C, et al. Diversity and enrichment of nitrite-dependent anaerobic methane oxidizing bacteria from wastewater sludge. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2011;92:845-54 pubmed publisher
  22. Jiang H, Duan C, Luo M, Xing X. Enrichment and characteristics of mixed methane-oxidizing bacteria from a Chinese coal mine. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2016;100:10331-10341 pubmed
    ..The results could help to understand the succession and interaction of microbial community in a methane-driven ecosystem. ..
  23. DiSpirito A, Zahn J, Graham D, Kim H, Larive C, Derrick T, et al. Copper-binding compounds from Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b. J Bacteriol. 1998;180:3606-13 pubmed
    ..In contrast to wild-type strains, high concentrations of CBCs were observed in the extracellular fraction of the sMMOC mutants PP319 and PP359 regardless of the copper concentration in the culture medium. ..
  24. Osudar R, Liebner S, Alawi M, Yang S, Bussmann I, Wagner D. Methane turnover and methanotrophic communities in arctic aquatic ecosystems of the Lena Delta, Northeast Siberia. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2016;92: pubmed publisher
    ..The inoculation of soil MOB into the aquatic systems, resulting from permafrost thawing, might be an additional factor controlling the MOB community composition and potentially methanotrophic capacity. ..
  25. Ho A, Kerckhof F, Lüke C, Reim A, Krause S, Boon N, et al. Conceptualizing functional traits and ecological characteristics of methane-oxidizing bacteria as life strategies. Environ Microbiol Rep. 2013;5:335-45 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, we provide an outlook on MOB applications by exemplifying two approaches where their inferred life strategies could be exploited thereby, putting MOB into the context of microbial resource management. ..
  26. He R, Wooller M, Pohlman J, Quensen J, Tiedje J, Leigh M. Diversity of active aerobic methanotrophs along depth profiles of arctic and subarctic lake water column and sediments. ISME J. 2012;6:1937-48 pubmed publisher
    ..This study provides new insight into the identity and activity of methanotrophs in the sediments and water from high-latitude lakes...
  27. Sun M, Yang Z, Fu S, Fan X, Guo R. Improved methane removal in exhaust gas from biogas upgrading process using immobilized methane-oxidizing bacteria. Bioresour Technol. 2018;256:201-207 pubmed publisher
    ..The rough surface, preferable hydroscopicity, appropriate pore size and particle size of support material might favor the MOB immobilization and accordingly methane removal. ..
  28. Trotsenko I, Ivanova E, Doronina N. [Aerobic methylotroph bacteria as phytosymbionts]. Mikrobiologiia. 2001;70:725-36 pubmed
    ..The state of the art and the prospects of research in the field of bacteria-plant interactions and the application of aerobic methylotrophs in plant biotechnology is discussed. ..
  29. Izumi H, Anderson I, Alexander I, Killham K, Moore E. Diversity and expression of nitrogenase genes (nifH) from ectomycorrhizas of Corsican pine (Pinus nigra). Environ Microbiol. 2006;8:2224-30 pubmed
    ..The next most frequent sequence types were similar to those from Burkholderia. ..
  30. Krause S, Niklaus P, Badwan Morcillo S, Meima Franke M, Lüke C, Reim A, et al. Compositional and functional stability of aerobic methane consuming communities in drained and rewetted peat meadows. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2015;91: pubmed publisher
    ..The methanotrophic microbial community is not generally altered and harbors MOB that can cover a large range of CH4 concentrations offered due to water-table fluctuations, effectively mitigating CH4 emissions. ..
  31. Wang J, Shen L, He Z, Hu J, Cai Z, Zheng P, et al. Spatial and temporal distribution of nitrite-dependent anaerobic methane-oxidizing bacteria in an intertidal zone of the East China Sea. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2017;101:8007-8014 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings showed that the N-DAMO process is an important methane and nitrogen sink in the intertidal zone and varies with the seasons and the partitions of the intertidal zone. ..
  32. Iguchi H, Yurimoto H, Sakai Y. Stimulation of methanotrophic growth in cocultures by cobalamin excreted by rhizobia. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2011;77:8509-15 pubmed publisher
    ..Growth stimulation by cobalamin was also observed for three other gammaproteobacterial methanotrophs. These results suggest that microbial interactions through cobalamin play an important role in methane oxidation in various ecosystems. ..
  33. Roslev P, Iversen N. Radioactive fingerprinting of microorganisms that oxidize atmospheric methane in different soils. Appl Environ Microbiol. 1999;65:4064-70 pubmed
    ..The characteristics of the methane metabolism and the (14)C-PLFA fingerprints excluded any significant role of autotrophic ammonia oxidizers in the metabolism of atmospheric methane. ..
  34. Lüke C, Krause S, Cavigiolo S, Greppi D, Lupotto E, Frenzel P. Biogeography of wetland rice methanotrophs. Environ Microbiol. 2010;12:862-72 pubmed publisher
    ..Considering a large reservoir of viable yet inactive MOB cells acting as a microbial seed bank, environmental conditions might have selected and activated a different subset at a time thereby shaping the community. ..
  35. Spokas K, Bogner J, Chanton J, Morcet M, Aran C, Graff C, et al. Methane mass balance at three landfill sites: what is the efficiency of capture by gas collection systems?. Waste Manag. 2006;26:516-25 pubmed
  36. Baker P, Futamata H, Harayama S, Watanabe K. Bacterial populations occuring in a trichloroethylene-contaminated aquifer during methane injection. Environ Microbiol. 2001;3:187-93 pubmed
    ..These results showed that type I methanotrophs formed a significant proportion of the bacterial community during methane biostimulation. The implications of this finding for TCE bioremediation were discussed. ..
  37. Sherry A, Osborne K, Sidgwick F, Gray N, Talbot H. A temperate river estuary is a sink for methanotrophs adapted to extremes of pH, temperature and salinity. Environ Microbiol Rep. 2016;8:122-31 pubmed publisher
    ..The presence of these extreme methanotrophs (unlikely to be part of the active community in situ) indicates passive dispersal from surrounding environments into the estuary. ..
  38. Ermel M, Behrendt T, Oswald R, Derstroff B, Wu D, Hohlmann S, et al. Hydroxylamine released by nitrifying microorganisms is a precursor for HONO emission from drying soils. Sci Rep. 2018;8:1877 pubmed publisher
  39. Han B, Chen Y, Abell G, Jiang H, Bodrossy L, Zhao J, et al. Diversity and activity of methanotrophs in alkaline soil from a Chinese coal mine. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2009;70:40-51 pubmed publisher
  40. Ojala D, Beck D, Kalyuzhnaya M. Genetic systems for moderately halo(alkali)philic bacteria of the genus Methylomicrobium. Methods Enzymol. 2011;495:99-118 pubmed publisher
    ..In this chapter, we describe a set of molecular tools for genetic investigation and alteration of the Methylomicrobium spp. ..
  41. Henard C, Smith H, Dowe N, Kalyuzhnaya M, Pienkos P, Guarnieri M. Bioconversion of methane to lactate by an obligate methanotrophic bacterium. Sci Rep. 2016;6:21585 pubmed publisher
    ..This work opens the door to develop an array of methanotrophic bacterial strain-engineering strategies currently employed for biocatalytic sugar upgrading to "green" chemicals and fuels...
  42. Rozova O, Khmelenina V, Vuilleumier S, Trotsenko Y. Characterization of recombinant pyrophosphate-dependent 6-phosphofructokinase from halotolerant methanotroph Methylomicrobium alcaliphilum 20Z. Res Microbiol. 2010;161:861-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Based on enzymic and genomic data, the involvement of PPi-PFK in pyrophosphate-dependent glycolysis in M. alcaliphilum 20Z was fist proposed...
  43. Zhu B, van Dijk G, Fritz C, Smolders A, Pol A, Jetten M, et al. Anaerobic oxidization of methane in a minerotrophic peatland: enrichment of nitrite-dependent methane-oxidizing bacteria. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012;78:8657-65 pubmed publisher
    ..Methylomirabilis oxyfera," respectively. The results of this study expand our knowledge of the diversity and distribution of NC10 bacteria in the environment and highlight their potential contribution to nitrogen and methane cycles...
  44. Motoyama H, Yano H, Ishino S, Anazawa H, Teshiba S. Effects of the amplification of the genes coding for the L-threonine biosynthetic enzymes on the L-threonine production from methanol by a gram-negative obligate methylotroph, Methylobacillus glycogenes. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 1994;42:67-72 pubmed
    ..The effects of gene amplification were confirmed by the cultivation in 5-1 jar fermentors. The best producer, an A513 transconjugant containing the plasmid carrying the hom-thrC genes, produced 16.3 g/l L-threonine for 72 h...
  45. Kim H, Han G, Eom C, Kim S. Isolation and taxonomic characterization of a novel type I methanotrophic bacterium. J Microbiol. 2008;46:45-50 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, the isolate was named Methylomicrobium sp. HG-1...
  46. Pan W, Zhang Y, Liang G, Rohmer M, Sinay P, Vincent S. Diastereoselective synthesis of aminobacteriohopanetetrol, a biomarker for methanotrophic bacteria: confirmation of the absolute configuration. Chem Biodivers. 2007;4:2182-9 pubmed
    ..Comparison of the NMR spectra of the synthetic and natural (peracetylated) product enabled us to unambiguously corroborate the absolute configuration of the functionalized pentyl side chain of 1...
  47. Cébron A, Bodrossy L, Chen Y, Singer A, Thompson I, Prosser J, et al. Identity of active methanotrophs in landfill cover soil as revealed by DNA-stable isotope probing. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2007;62:12-23 pubmed
    ..Environmental conditions in the slightly acidic peat soil from Roscommon landfill cover allow establishment of both Type I and Type II methanotrophs...
  48. Sipkema E, de Koning W, van Hylckama Vlieg J, Ganzeveld K, Janssen D, Beenackers A. Trichloroethene degradation in a two-step system by methylosinus trichosporium OB3b. Optimization of system performance: use of formate and methane. Biotechnol Bioeng. 1999;63:56-68 pubmed
    ..The model provides a tool for the design of an effective and low-cost treatment system based on methane addition in the conversion reactor...
  49. Liebner S, Wagner D. Abundance, distribution and potential activity of methane oxidizing bacteria in permafrost soils from the Lena Delta, Siberia. Environ Microbiol. 2007;9:107-17 pubmed
    ..Similar methanotroph cell counts were detected in samples of a flood plain and a polygon rim, whereas cell counts in samples of a polygon centre were up to 100 times lower...
  50. Coolen M, Talbot H, Abbas B, Ward C, Schouten S, Volkman J, et al. Sources for sedimentary bacteriohopanepolyols as revealed by 16S rDNA stratigraphy. Environ Microbiol. 2008;10:1783-803 pubmed publisher
    ..This combined application of advanced geochemical and paleogenomical tools further refined our knowledge about Holocene biogeochemical processes in Ace Lake...
  51. Pimenov N, Kaliuzhnaia M, Khmelenina V, Mitiushina L, Trotsenko I. [Utilization of methane and carbon dioxide by symbiotrophic bacteria in gills of Mytilidae (Bathymodiolus) from the Rainbow and Logachev hydrothermal fields on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge]. Mikrobiologiia. 2002;71:681-9 pubmed
    ..The other type of endosymbionts, having much smaller cells and lacking intracellular membrane structures, is likely to be constituted by sulfur bacteria...
  52. Brantner C, Remsen C, Owen H, Buchholz L, Perille Collins M. Intracellular localization of the particulate methane monooxygenase and methanol dehydrogenase in Methylomicrobium album BG8. Arch Microbiol. 2002;178:59-64 pubmed
    ..Immunoelectron microscopy with specific antibodies was used to localize these enzymes to the intracytoplasmic membrane...
  53. Yan X, Chu F, Puri A, Fu Y, Lidstrom M. Electroporation-Based Genetic Manipulation in Type I Methanotrophs. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2016;82:2062-2069 pubmed publisher
    ..Together, these tools facilitate the rapid genetic manipulation of M. buryatense and other type I methanotrophs, promoting the ability to perform fundamental research and industrial process development with these strains. ..
  54. Chiemchaisri W, Wu J, Visvanathan C. Methanotrophic production of extracellular polysaccharide in landfill cover soils. Water Sci Technol. 2001;43:151-8 pubmed
    ..Oxygen is required for methane oxidation; however, at high oxygen tension it may accelerate the production of EPS by methanotrophs causing limited oxygen diffusion and declining rates of methane oxidation...
  55. Reshetnikov A, Mustakhimov I, Khmelenina V, Trotsenko Y. Cloning, purification, and characterization of diaminobutyrate acetyltransferase from the halotolerant methanotroph Methylomicrobium alcaliphilum 20Z. Biochemistry (Mosc). 2005;70:878-83 pubmed
    ..The possible participation of DABAcT in regulation of ectoine biosynthesis in M. alcaliphilum 20Z is discussed...
  56. Eguchi M, Kitagawa M, Suzuki Y, Nakamuara M, Kawai T, Okamura K, et al. A field evaluation of in situ biodegradation of trichloroethylene through methane injection. Water Res. 2001;35:2145-52 pubmed
    ..After methane injections were stopped, TCE removal was not observed. These results indicated that bioremediation using methane was useful as a safe technology for a TCE-contaminated area near homes...
  57. Elsaied H, Kaneko R, Naganuma T. Molecular characterization of a deep-sea methanotrophic mussel symbiont that carries a RuBisCO gene. Mar Biotechnol (NY). 2006;8:511-20 pubmed
    ..This is the first molecular and visual evidence for a methanotrophic bacterial endosymbiont that bears the RuBisCO cbbL gene relevant to autotrophic CO(2) fixation...
  58. Kalyuzhnaya M, Beck D, Chistoserdova L. Functional metagenomics of methylotrophs. Methods Enzymol. 2011;495:81-98 pubmed publisher
    ..The methodologies described in this chapter can be applied in a wide variety of ecosystems for targeting methylotrophs as well as other functional guilds of microbes...
  59. Bergmann D, Zahn J, Hooper A, DiSpirito A. Cytochrome P460 genes from the methanotroph Methylococcus capsulatus bath. J Bacteriol. 1998;180:6440-5 pubmed
    ..capsulatus Bath indicated that the expression level of cytochrome P460 was not affected either by expression of the two different methane monooxygenases or by addition of ammonia to the culture medium...
  60. Ferrando L, Tarlera S. Activity and diversity of methanotrophs in the soil-water interface and rhizospheric soil from a flooded temperate rice field. J Appl Microbiol. 2009;106:306-16 pubmed publisher
    ..To combine molecular and cultivation techniques to characterize the methanotrophic community in the soil-water interface (SWI) and rhizospheric soil from flooded rice fields in Uruguay, a temperate region in South America...
  61. Medvedkova K, Khmelenina V, Trotsenko I. [Sucrose as a factor of thermal adaptation of the thermophilic methanotroph Methylocaldum szegediense O-12]. Mikrobiologiia. 2007;76:567-9 pubmed
  62. DiSpirito A, Semrau J, Murrell J, Gallagher W, Dennison C, Vuilleumier S. Methanobactin and the Link between Copper and Bacterial Methane Oxidation. Microbiol Mol Biol Rev. 2016;80:387-409 pubmed publisher
    ..We also explore its potential applications, how mbs may alter the bioavailability of multiple metals, and the many roles mbs may play in the physiology of methanotrophs. ..
  63. Lontoh S, DiSpirito A, Krema C, Whittaker M, Hooper A, Semrau J. Differential inhibition in vivo of ammonia monooxygenase, soluble methane monooxygenase and membrane-associated methane monoxygenase by phenylacetylene. Environ Microbiol. 2000;2:485-94 pubmed
    ..As phenylacetylene has a high solubility and low volatility, it may prove to be useful for monitoring methanotrophic and nitrifying activity as well as identifying the form of MMO predominantly expressed in situ...
  64. Steinkamp R, Zimmer W, Papen H. Improved method for detection of methanotrophic bacteria in forest soils by PCR. Curr Microbiol. 2001;42:316-22 pubmed
    ..The sequence was most related to the pmoA sequence of a type II methanotroph strain isolated from the Ah layer of the investigated soils...
  65. Stainthorpe A, Murrell J, Salmond G, Dalton H, Lees V. Molecular analysis of methane monooxygenase from Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath). Arch Microbiol. 1989;152:154-9 pubmed
    ..DNA sequence analysis suggests that the primary structures of the beta and gamma subunits of MMO are completely novel and the complete sequence of these genes is presented...
  66. Seghers D, Top E, Reheul D, Bulcke R, Boeckx P, Verstraete W, et al. Long-term effects of mineral versus organic fertilizers on activity and structure of the methanotrophic community in agricultural soils. Environ Microbiol. 2003;5:867-77 pubmed
    ..In conclusion, the function and molecular and chemical composition of the methanotrophic community are all altered in soil fertilized with mineral fertilizer...
  67. Reim A, Lüke C, Krause S, Pratscher J, Frenzel P. One millimetre makes the difference: high-resolution analysis of methane-oxidizing bacteria and their specific activity at the oxic-anoxic interface in a flooded paddy soil. ISME J. 2012;6:2128-39 pubmed publisher
    ..Hence, different OTUs within a single guild shared the same microenvironment and exploited different niches...
  68. Chi Z, Lu W, Mou Z, Wang H, Long Y, Duan Z. Effect of biocover equipped with a novel passive air diffusion system on microbial methane oxidation and community of methanotrophs. J Air Waste Manag Assoc. 2012;62:278-86 pubmed
    ..According to a phylogenic analysis, Methylobacter Methylosarcinafor type I, and Methylocystis, Methylosinus for type II, were the most prevalent species in the macrocosm with PADS...
  69. Kalyuzhnaya M, Stolyar S, Auman A, Lara J, Lidstrom M, Chistoserdova L. Methylosarcina lacus sp. nov., a methanotroph from Lake Washington, Seattle, USA, and emended description of the genus Methylosarcina. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2005;55:2345-50 pubmed
    ..nov. is proposed, with LW14T (=ATCC BAA-1047T=JCM 13284T) as the type strain...
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