Methyl sulfide production by a novel carbon monoxide metabolism in Methanosarcina acetivorans

James J. Moran, Christopher H. House, Jennifer M. Vrentas, Katherine H. Freeman

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Abstract

We observed dimethyl sulfide and methanthiol production in pure incubations of the methanogen Methanosarcina acetivorans when carbon monoxide (CO) served as the only electron donor. Energy conservation likely uses sodium ion gradients for ATP synthesis. This novel metabolism permits utilization of CO by the methanogen, resulting in quantitative sulfide methylation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)540-542
Number of pages3
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Volume74
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology

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