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Methanogens in the Environment: An Insight of Methane Yield and Impact on Global Climate Change

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Methane is a most important greenhouse gas for planetary heating and it’s produced by methanogenic microorganisms as a metabolic byproduct and creates climate change. Methanogens are ancient organisms on earth found in anaerobic environments and methane is a key greenhouse gas concerned with methanogens. Therefore here is intense interest to writing this paper. A number of experiments have already conducted to study the methanogens in various environments such as rumen and intestinal system of animals, fresh water and marine sediments, swamps and marshes, hot springs, sludge digesters, and within anaerobic protozoa which utilize carbon dioxide in the presence of hydrogen and produce methane. The diversity of methanogens, belong to the domain Archaea and get involved in biological production of methane that catalyzes the degradation of organic compound as a part of global carbon cycle called methanogenesis. Majorly in this article we summaries the diversity of methanogens and their impact on global warming.


International Letters of Natural Sciences (Volume 37)
A. K. Pandey et al., "Methanogens in the Environment: An Insight of Methane Yield and Impact on Global Climate Change", International Letters of Natural Sciences, Vol. 37, pp. 51-60, 2015
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Apr 2015