Journal article

Subsurface carbon monoxide oxidation capacity revealed through genome-resolved metagenomics of a carboxydotroph

Andre Mu, Brian C Thomas, Jillian F Banfield, John W Moreau

Environmental Microbiology Reports | WILEY | Published : 2020


Microbial communities play important roles in the biogeochemical cycling of carbon in the Earth's deep subsurface. Previously, we demonstrated changes to the microbial community structure of a deep aquifer (1.4 km) receiving 150 tons of injected supercritical CO2 (scCO2 ) in a geosequestration experiment. The observed changes support a key role in the aquifer microbiome for the thermophilic CO-utilizing anaerobe Carboxydocella, which decreased in relative abundance post-scCO2 injection. Here, we present results from more detailed metagenomic profiling of this experiment, with genome resolution of the native carboxydotrophic Carboxydocella. We demonstrate a switch in CO-oxidation potential by..

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Awarded by Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge funding to JWM from the Commonwealth of Australia and industry sponsors through the CO2CRC Program, and the Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (grant number VR0032).