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Methane-eating microbes

Future Arctic methane emissions depend partly on interactions between soil carbon released during permafrost thaw and microbial physiology. Now, a model shows potential increased methane produced from thawing permafrost carbon could be offset by increased consumption by upland methanotrophs.

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McCalley, C.K. Methane-eating microbes. Nat. Clim. Chang. 10, 275–276 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-020-0736-x

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