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TitleToxicity of long chain fatty acids towards acetate conversion by Methanosaeta concilii and Methanosarcina mazei
Author(s)Silva, Sérgio Alves
Salvador, Andreia Filipa Ferreira
Cavaleiro, A. J.
Pereira, M. A.
Stams, Alfons Johannes Maria
Alves, M. M.
Sousa, Diana Zita Machado
Issue dateJul-2016
PublisherSociety for Applied Microbiology
JournalMicrobial Biotechnology
CitationSilva, S.; Salvador, A. F.; Cavaleiro, Ana Júlia; Pereira, M. A.; Stams, A. J. M.; Alves, M. Madalena; Sousa, D. Z., Toxicity of long chain fatty acids towards acetate conversion by Methanosaeta concilii and Methanosarcina mazei. Microbial Biotechnology, 9(4), 514-518, 2016
Abstract(s)Long-chain fatty acids (LCFA) can inhibit methane production by methanogenic archaea. The effect of oleate and palmitate on pure cultures of Methanosaeta concilii and Methanosarcina mazei was assessed by comparing methane production rates from acetate before and after LCFA addition. For both methanogens, a sharp decrease in methane production (> 50%) was observed at 0.5 mmol L1 oleate, and no methane was formed at concentrations higher than 2 mmol L1 oleate. Palmitate was less inhibitory than oleate, and M. concilii was more tolerant to palmitate than M. mazei, with 2 mmol L1 palmitate causing 11% and 64% methanogenic inhibition respectively. This study indicates that M. concilii and M. mazei tolerate LCFA concentrations similar to those previously described for hydrogenotrophic methanogens. In particular, the robustness of M. concilii might contribute to the observed prevalence of Methanosaeta species in anaerobic bioreactors used to treat LCFA-rich wastewater.
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