Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 42, Issue 3, pp 245–253

Nitrogen fixation by methane-utilizing bacteria

  • J. A. M. de Bont


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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© H. Veenman en Zonen B.V. 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. M. de Bont
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  1. 1.Laboratory of MicrobiologyAgricultural UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands

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