Methanogenic activity in plankton samples and fish intestines A mechanism for in situ methanogenesis in oceanic surface waters

Limnology and Oceanography
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Abstract

When plankton samples were incubated anaerobically with a cysteine-sulfide reducing agent, pronounced methane evolution occurred. This activity was inhibited by air, CHCl3, C2H2, and 2-bromoethanesulfonic acid. Adding [14C]CO32− resulted in accumulation of [14C]CH4. Portions of the digestive tracts of three fishes were incubated in methanogenic media, and two of the samples showed the presence of methanogenic bacteria.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Methanogenic activity in plankton samples and fish intestines A mechanism for in situ methanogenesis in oceanic surface waters
Series title Limnology and Oceanography
DOI 10.4319/lo.1979.24.6.1136
Volume 24
Issue 6
Year Published 1979
Language English
Publisher ASLO
Contributing office(s) Pacific Regional Director's Office, San Francisco Bay-Delta
Description 6 p.
First page 1136
Last page 1141
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N