The Earthworm Gut: an Ideal Habitat for Ingested N2O-Producing Microorganisms

https://aem.asm.org/content/69/3/1662

The Earthworm Gut: an Ideal Habitat for Ingested N2O-Producing Microorganisms

The in vivo production of nitrous oxide (N2O) by earthworms is due to their gut microbiota, and it is hypothesized that the microenvironment of the gut activates ingested N2O-producing soil bacteria. In situ measurement of N2O and O2 with microsensors demonstrated that the earthworm gut is anoxic an…


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