publication . Article . 1987

Methanogenic degradation of acetone by an enrichment culture

Harald Platen; Bernhard Schink;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1987 Journal: Archives of Microbiology, volume 149, pages 136-141 (issn: 0302-8933, eissn: 1432-072X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
  • Country: Germany
An anaerobic enrichment culture degraded 1 mol of acetone to 2 tool of methane and 1 tool of carbon dioxide. Two microorganisms were involved in this process, a filament-forming rod similar to Methanothrix sp. and an unknown rod with round to slightly pointed ends. Both organisms formed aggregates up to 300 gm in diameter. No fluorescing bacteria were observed indicating that hydrogen or formate-utilizing methanogens are not involved in this process. Acetate was utilized in this culture by the Methanothrix sp. Inhibition of methanogenesis by bromoethanesulfonic acid or acetylene decreased the acetone degradation rate drastically and led to the formation of 2 mol...
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free text keywords: Genetics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, General Medicine, Acetate, Methanothrix sp., Interspecies hydrogen transfer, Interspecies acetate transfer, Methanogen, biology.organism_classification, biology, Eubacterium, Methanogenesis, Organic chemistry, Biodegradation, Methanothrix, Chemistry, Enrichment culture, Acetylene, chemistry.chemical_compound, Acetone, ddc:570
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