Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 42, Issue 3, pp 245–253

Nitrogen fixation by methane-utilizing bacteria


  • J. A. M. de Bont
    • Laboratory of MicrobiologyAgricultural University

DOI: 10.1007/BF00394121

Cite this article as:
de Bont, J.A.M. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1976) 42: 245. doi:10.1007/BF00394121


Several pure cultures of methane-utilizing bacteria, including types I and II membrane representatives, were found to be capable of fixing nitrogen. One nitrogen-fixing isolate grew in liquid medium, but not on a solid agar medium. Apparently, the ability to fix nitrogen is common in methane-oxidizing bacteria.

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