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Functional Metagenomics of the Nitrogen Cycle in Freshwater Lakes with Focus on Methylotrophic Bacteria

Ludmila Chistoserdova
from: Metagenomics of the Microbial Nitrogen Cycle: Theory, Methods and Applications (Edited by: Diana Marco). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2014)


In this chapter, insights from metagenomic sequencing of samples originating from a freshwater lake, Lake Washington in Seattle, are presented, including data for communities responding to the stimuli of methane and nitrate at varying concentrations of oxygen. Data are also presented on the presence and the diversity of genes for nitrate metabolism in the genomes of methylotrophs isolated from Lake Washington, along with observations on the physiology of some of the major species active in methane and nitrate metabolism. A potential for partnerships between the Methylococcaceae and other organisms is discussed in terms of the connection between methanotrophy and nitrate metabolism read more ...
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