[Digestion] Researchers ID Microbe Responsible For Methane From Landfills

bingham bingham at zekes.com
Mon May 16 11:25:08 CDT 2011

Specifically, the researchers found that an anaerobic bacterium called Methanosarcina barkeri appears to be the key microbe. 

What the researchers found was M. barkeri - a hearty methanogen that can survive at low pH levels. M. barkeri consumes the acids in its environment, producing methane and increasing the pH levels in its immediate area. This, in turn, makes that area more amenable for other methanogens. 
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