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Microbiologists reveal unexpected properties of methane-producing microbe

Methanosaeta species are so active in some wetlands, they are considered the most prodigious methane producers on Earth. This is a concern because atmospheric methane is 20 times more effective at retaining heat than CO2, and as tundra soils warm due to climate change, greater methane releases are expected. Also, methane produced in anaerobic biomass digesters is economically important as «one of the few proven, economical, large-scale bioenergy strategies» in use today, the authors say.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-11/uom…

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