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BIOCHEMISTRY: Methane: Small Molecule, Big Impact

Access to the article is free, however registration and sign-in are required. Bacteria invisible to the naked eye produce vast quantities of methane each year--400 million metric tons. In his Perspective, Ferry discusses the microbial ecology that produces this gas and the crystal structure of the key enzyme in its synthesis--methyl-coenzyme M reductase, as reported in this issue by Ermler et al.

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Resource Type: Journal article/Issue, Review, Image
Audience Level: High school upper division 11-12, Undergraduate lower division 13-14, Undergraduate upper division 15-16, Graduate

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Authors and Editors: James G. Ferry of Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Center for Microbial Structural Biology, Pennsylvania State University
Publisher: AAAS
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