RESEARCHERS FIND DEEP-SEA MICROBES THAT FEED ON ETHANE AND THE EXCITING THING IS THAT THE MECHANISM BY WHICH THEY BREAK DOWN ETHANE IS REVERSIBLE

Unlike animals, which only digest proteins, carbohydrates and fats, microorganisms also feed on a variety of other organic compounds. Even natural gas does not stop them. Researchers from Bremen have now discovered a microbe in the deep sea that eats ethane, which, with a share of up to 15%, is the second most common component of natural gas.

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