Methane and trichloroethylene oxidation by an estuarine methanotroph, Methylobacter sp. strain BB5.1

Kelly S. Smith, Andria M. Costello, Mary E. Lidstrom

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Abstract

An estuarine methanotroph was isolated from sediment enrichments and designated Methylobacter sp. strain BB5.1. In cells grown on medium with added copper, oxidation of methane and trichloroethylene occurred with similar K(s) values, but the V(max) for trichloroethylene oxidation was only 0.1% of the methane oxidation V(max). Cells grown on low-copper medium did not oxidize trichloroethylene and showed a variable rate of methane oxidation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4617-4620
Number of pages4
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume63
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology

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