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Abundance and potential metabolic activity of methanogens in well-aerated forest and grassland soils of an alpine region

Katrin Hofmann, Nadine Praeg, Mira Mutschlechner, Andreas O. Wagner and Paul Illmer

Edited by Cindy Nakatsu

in FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Published on behalf of Federation of European Microbiological Societies

Volume 92, issue 2 Published in print February 2016 | ISSN: 0168-6496
Published online December 2015 | e-ISSN: 1574-6941 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiv171

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Various methanogenic guilds were found to be present in aerated forest and grassland soils located at the montane and subalpine belts of the European Alps.

Keywords: 16S rRNA gene abundance; methanogens; parent rock; methanogenic potential; vegetation; quantitative real-time PCR

Journal Article.  6991 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Soil Science ; Biotechnology ; Genetics and Genomics ; Microbiology ; Molecular and Cell Biology

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