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Deep-sea secrets of butane metabolism

Nature volume 539, pages 367368 (17 November 2016) | Download Citation

Anaerobic microbes have been found to break down the hydrocarbon butane by a pathway with some similarities to anaerobic methane breakdown. Harnessing the butane pathway might enable biofuel generation. See Article p.396

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