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Main Title Structure and Organization of Methane Genes.
Author Reeve, J. N. ;
CORP Author Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. of Microbiology.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.;Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA.
Publisher c1988
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA-R-812774; EPA/600/J-88/367;
Stock Number PB90-100470
Additional Subjects Genes ; Biodeterioration ; Carbon dioxide ; Methane ; Biomass ; Enzymes ; Metabolism ; Catalysis ; Escherichia coli ; Mutation ; Reprints ; Methanogenic bacteria ; Gene expression ; Recombinant DNA ; Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicum ; Methanococcus vannielii ; Methanosarcina
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-100470 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/10/1990
Collation 12p
Methanogenesis is a major pathway in the global cycling of carbon. Anaerobic biodegradation is used both for detoxification and disposal of wastes and for conversion of biomass to the readily combustible fuel, methane. The microorganisms that synthesize methane, the methanogens, are anaerobic archaebacteria; however, methanogen genes have been shown to closely resemble eubacterial genes and that they can be functionally expressed in eubacterial cells. The possibility therefore exists to use recombinant DNA procedures to investigate and dissect the regulation and biochemistry of methanogenesis. The paper analyzes currently available biochemical information to identify enzymes essential for methanogenesis, enzymes that could therefore be considered to be encoded by methane genes. (Copyright (c) 1988 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.)