Methane bacteria possess pressure valve

Michel Philippens, (NWO)Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, Innovations Report

This report from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research introduces a methane-forming archaeabacterium that deliberately allows hydrogen ions to leak out of its cell. This response to changing environmental conditions may further display the physiological capabilities of bacteria living in extremely high pressure environments.

Subject: Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)
Extreme Environments: High Pressure
Topics: Biosphere:Microbiology