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    Methods for Detecting Microbial Methane Production and Consumption by Gas Chromatography
    Authors:  Jared T. Aldridge, Jennie L. Catlett, Megan L. Smith and Nicole R. Buan, date: 04/05/2016, view: 5560, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Methane is an energy-dense fuel but is also a greenhouse gas 25 times more detrimental to the environment than CO2. Methane can be produced abiotically by serpentinization, chemically by Sabatier or Fisher-Tropsh chemistry, or biotically by microbes (Berndt et al., 1996; Horita and Berndt, 1999; Dry, 2002; Wolfe, 1982; Thauer, ...
    Extraction and Quantification of Alkanes in Cyanobacteria
    [Abstract] Many species of cyanobacteria accumulate alkanes in their cells. It has been reported that these cyanobacteria accumulate mainly 15 long carbon chain alkane, pentadecane (C15H32), or/and 17 long chain alkane, heptadecane (C17H36). Here we describe a protocol of our laboratory for extraction and ...



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