Australian Centre for Water
and Environmental Biotechnology

Newly discovered microbe holds key to global warming

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Scientists from The University of Queensland  have discovered a microbe that is set to play a significant role in future global warming.

UQ's Australian Centre for Ecogenomics researcher Ben Woodcroft said the methane-producing micro-organism, known as a ‘methanogen’, was thriving in northern Sweden’s thawing permafrost in a thick subsurface layer of soil that has previously remained frozen.

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