Table 1.

Kinetics of methane uptake byM. albus BG8a

TreatmentMethane concnKm(ppm)Vmaxb
Batch (methane)20%5,025 ± 1,234648 ± 195
Chemostat (methanol limited)1.7 ppm916 ± 235133 ± 46
<0.03 ppm1,119 ± 42133 ± 45
  • a Results are the means for triplicate cultures ± standard errors of the means.

  • b Nanomoles of CH4 108cells−1 h−1.