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Table 2 Growth rates1 of new Methylocella isolates with methane and other short-chain alkanes

From: Novel facultative Methylocella strains are active methane consumers at terrestrial natural gas seeps

Isolate Methane
(20 %, v/v)
Ethane
(10 %, v/v)
Propane
(10 %, v/v)
Methylocella sp. PC1 4.1 × 10−2 (± 5.0 × 10−5) 5.7 × 10−2 (± 7.0 × 10−4) 3.4 × 10−2 (± 8.0 × 10−4)
Methylocella sp. PC4 4.1 × 10−2 (± 5.0 × 10−5) 5.3 × 10−2 (± 5.0 × 10−4) 3.4 × 10−2 (± 1.5 × 10−4)
  1. 1Cultures were grown in 20 ml volume in 120 ml sealed serum vials. Growth was measured in terms of optical density increase (measured at 540 nm). Growth rates (per hour) are calculated using at least four growth points of logarithmic growth phase (Additional file 1: Figure S3). Values presented are biological duplicates (± standard error of means).