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Published November 1997 | Published + Erratum
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Methane and trichloroethylene oxidation by an estuarine methanotroph, Methylobacter sp. strain BB5.1


An estuarine methanotroph was isolated from sediment enrichments and designated Methylobacter sp. strain BB5.1. In cells grown on medium with added copper, oxidation of methane and trichloroethylene occurred with similar Ks values, but the Vmax for trichloroethylene oxidation was only 0.1% of the methane oxidation Vmax. Cells grown on low-copper medium did not oxidize trichloroethylene and showed a variable rate of methane oxidation.

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© 1997, American Society for Microbiology. Received 20 February 1997/Accepted 26 August 1997. This work was supported by a University Research Initiative grant from ARPA (N00014-92-J-1091). K.S.S. was partially supported by a traineeship from the NIH (T32 GM08346), and A.M.C. was partially supported by an NSF graduate fellowship.

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