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A piece of the methane puzzle

The identification of a sea-floor microorganism that single-handedly conducts anaerobic oxidation of methane changes our picture of how the flux of this greenhouse gas from the ocean to the atmosphere is regulated. See Article p.541

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Figure 1: Modes of microbial anaerobic methane oxidation.

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