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Detection of methanogenic archaea in the pitchers of the Northern pitcher plant ( Sarracenia purpurea ).
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PMID:  22263906     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Carnivorous plants of the genus Sarracenia rely on microorganisms in their pitchers to decompose drowned insects. The environment inside pitchers is considered to be aerobic; however, there might be zones, such as at the bottom of the pitcher, where anaerobic conditions develop. Samples of the sediment at the bottom of Sarracenia purpurea pitchers were analyzed for the presence of archaea, using PCR and sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene. Archaeal DNA was detected in 20% of sampled pitchers. All sequences were closely related to Methanobrevibacter . Therefore, pitchers may contain anoxic zones inhabited by methanogens.
Authors:
Joseph R Krieger; Peter S Kourtev
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of microbiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1480-3275     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0372707     Medline TA:  Can J Microbiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Biology, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858, USA.
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