Plant Diversity ›› 2010, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (02): 177-182.DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1143.2010.09208

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Research Advances in Methane Emission from Plants

ZHANG XiuJun1, JIANG PiWen1,DONG Dan1, XIA ZongWei2   

  1. 1 The College of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Shenyang University, Shenyang 110044, China;
    2 Key Laboratory of Terrestrial Ecological Process, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang 110016, China
  • Received:2009-10-17 Online:2010-04-25 Published:2010-06-29
  • Contact: ZHANG XiuJun1

Abstract: Methane(CH4)is an important atmospheric trace gas,contributing to global warming and atmospheric redox chemistry. Traditionally, the only known biologial source of methane was a limited group of obligate anaerobic prokaryotes called methanogens. However, a recent research repoted aerobic CH4 emission from plants by an unrecognized,nonmicrobial mechanism. In this paper the study of methane emissions from plants was reviewed,and pointed out the directions for future research work in this field.

Key words: Methane

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