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Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012 Apr;78(8):3014-9. doi: 10.1128/AEM.07949-11. Epub 2012 Feb 17.

Emission of methane by Eudrilus eugeniae and other earthworms from Brazil.

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Department of Ecological Microbiology, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany.

Abstract

Earthworms emit denitrification-derived nitrous oxide and fermentation-derived molecular hydrogen. The present study demonstrated that the earthworm Eudrilus eugeniae, obtained in Brazil, emitted methane. Other worms displayed a lesser or no capacity to emit methane. Gene and transcript analyses of mcrA (encoding the alpha subunit of methyl-CoM reductase) in gut contents of E. eugeniae suggested that Methanosarcinaceae, Methanobacteriaceae, and Methanomicrobiaceae might be associated with this emission.

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22344639
PMCID:
PMC3318802
DOI:
10.1128/AEM.07949-11
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