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 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|
|Contributing office(s)||Pacific Regional Director's Office, San Francisco Bay-Delta|
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|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|