Methane and Methanol Utilizers by Richard S. Hanson (auth.), J. Colin Murrell, Howard Dalton

By Richard S. Hanson (auth.), J. Colin Murrell, Howard Dalton (eds.)

Methane and its oxidation product, methanol, have occupied a massive place within the chemical for a few years: the previous as a feedstock, the latter as a first-rate chemical from which many items are produced. extra lately, the function performed by way of methane as a effective "greenhouse" gasoline has aroused massive realization from environmentalists and clima­ tologists alike. This function for C compounds has, after all, been particularly 1 incidental to the myriad of microorganisms in the world that experience tailored their life-styles to use those on hand am­ bient assets. Methane, a renewable strength resource that would continuously be with us, is basically a tough molecule to turn on; so any microorganism which can impression this can element easy methods to catalytic chemists searching for con­ trollable methane oxidation. Methanol, shaped as a breakdown made of plant fabric, can be ubiquitous and has additionally inspired the expansion of prokaryotes and eukaryotes alike. In an try to supply a balanced view of ways microorganisms were capable of make the most those easy carbon resources, we've got requested a host ofleading scientists (modesty forbids our personal inclusion the following) to give a contribution chapters on their expert components of the subject.

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The Methylococcaceae A diverse group of rod- and coccal-shaped organisms having in common the ability to utilize methane (via methane monooxygenase) as a sole carbon and energy source under aerobic or microaerophilic conditions. Facultative methane 45 46 PETER N. 012 26 2 2 MCS 1 2 3 ,-------14 54 57 OBBP 81 4 5 Figure 3. The taxonomic dendrogram based on protein gel electrophoretograms of methanotrophs. MB, Methylobacter; MM, Methylomonas; Me, Methylococcus; MS, Methylosinus; MeS, Methylocystis.

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