Contact: Janet Lathrop
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Caption: UMass Amherst microbiologists discovered that Methanosaeta have the ability to reduce carbon dioxide to methane by a remarkable mechanism in which they make electrical connections with other microorganisms, something methanogens have never been known to do before.
Credit: Dale Callahan and Amelia-Elena Rotaru
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