ARI Scientists Study methane-oxidizing bacteria for methane mitigation and value addition

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News:Scientists at Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), Pune, an autonomous institute under the Department of Science & Technology, have isolated 45 different strains of methanotrophic bacteria.

Facts:

About Methanotrophs

  • They metabolise and convert methane into carbon-di-oxide. 
  • They can effectively reduce the emission of methane (the second most important greenhouse gas (GHG)).  
  • In rice fields, methanotrophs are active near the roots or soil-water interfaces.