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Title: Quantifying methanotrophic biomass and methane oxidation in agricultural soils using 13C tracer techniques
Author: Brennand, Emma Louise
ISNI:       0000 0001 3478 8068
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2007
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High-affinity methanotrophic soil bacteria play an important role in the global methane cycle, oxidising atmospheric methane that would otherwise contribute to climate change.In this thesis, the PLFA compositions of three low-affinity methanotroph cultures [Methylococcus capsulatus, Methylosinus trichosporium & Methylocella silvestris] were determined and used to calculate a conversion factor for estimating methanotrophic biomass from PLFA concentrations.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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