E. coli and methane

Nicholas Landau nlandau at eden.rutgers.edu
Mon Aug 10 19:20:40 EST 1998

E. coli can make methane?  That I never knew.  The ability to
generate methane is generally believed to be confined to a
branch of the archaea called "methanogens".  A small amount
of methane can be produced by metal demethylation in some
bacteria, but only a wee bit.

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