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Running period: 
2014 tot 2017

The dynamics of different groups of methane-oxidizing bacteria (MOB) are central to predicting variability in methane emissions, yet their quantitative responses to environmental conditions are still poorly understood. Here, we hypothesize that methane concentration, nitrogen and phosphorus availability are potential key regulating factors that drive the life strategies in type I and II MOB. We propose, for the first time, to unravel the underlying mechanisms that determine the life strategies and traits of MOB using a proteomic approach in combination with molecular analyses, and biochemical and ecological studies. The overall aim is to incorporate the research results into the ecological context in-situ.




Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), open round grant.

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