Microbes

New Ethane-Munching Microbes Discovered at Hot Vents

by Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
Researchers find deep-sea microbes that feed on ethane and grow them in the laboratory, discovering that the mechanism by which they break down ethane is reversible

New Microbe Degrades Oil to Gas

by Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology

Microscopy suggests that the recently discovered microbe Methanoliparia produces methane from crude oil all by themselves

Making Microbes That Transform Greenhouse Gases

by University of South Florida

New technique uses a human enzyme to convert specific one-carbon materials into more complex compounds commonly used as the building blocks for an endless number of consumer and industrial products