• When methane-eating microbes eat ammonia instead

    15 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    As a side effect of their metabolism, microorganisms living on methane can also convert ammonia. In the process, they produce nitric oxide , a central molecule in the global nitrogen cycle. Scientists now discovered the enzyme that produces NO, closing an important gap in our understanding of how methanotrophs deal with rising environmental ammonia concentrations.
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