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Earthworm activity in a simulated landfill cover soil shifts the community composition of active methanotrophs.

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Landfills represent a major source of methane in the atmosphere. In a previous study, we demonstrated that earthworm activity in landfill cover soil can increase soil methane oxidation capacity. In this study, a simulated landfill cover soil mesocosm (1 m × 0.15 m) was used to observe the influence of earthworms (Eisenia veneta) on the active methanotroph community composition, by analyzing the expression of the pmoA gene, which is responsible for methane oxidation. mRNA-based pmoA microarray...

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Journal:
Research in microbiology
Volume:
162
Issue:
10
Pages:
1027-1032
Publication date:
2011-12-01
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EISSN:
1769-7123
ISSN:
0923-2508
Language:
English
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pubs:246063
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uuid:ee140659-3140-4401-bb1f-7bba20f4d118
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pubs:246063
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246063
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2013-11-17

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