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Short Communication, Expert Opin Environ Biol Vol: 2 Issue: 3

Impact of Anthropogenic Disturbances on Methanotrophs Abundance in Dry Tropical Forest Ecosystems, India

Jay Shankar Singh1* and Singh DP2
1Department of Environmental Microbiology, School for Environmental Sciences, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University, Raibareilly Road, Lucknow-226025, Uttar Pradesh, India
2Department of Environmental Science, School for Environmental Sciences,Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University, Raibareilly Road, Lucknow-226025, Uttar Pradesh, India
Corresponding author : Jay Shankar Singh
Department of Environmental Microbiology, School for Environmental Sciences, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University, Raibareilly Road, Lucknow-226025, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Received: July 15, 2013 Accepted: September 18, 2013 Published: September 23, 2013
Citation: Singh JS, Singh DP (2013) Impact of Anthropogenic Disturbances on Methanotrophs Abundance in Dry Tropical Forest Ecosystems, India. Expert Opin Environ Biol 2:3. doi:10.4172/2325-9655.1000106

Abstract

Impact of Anthropogenic Disturbances on Methanotrophs Abundance in Dry Tropical Forest Ecosystems, India

Dry tropical forest soil contributes the highest methane (CH4) consumption rates on a global scale. Methane oxidation in soils is mostly accomplished by methanotrophic bacteria (MB). Several workers have demonstrated that the anthropogenic activity on natural forests disturbs the CH4 sink attribute of the soil. However, there is no information concerning the impact of anthropogenic disturbances in dry tropical forests for soil methanotrophs densitydynamics. Impact of soil differences in different forest types (afforested and disturbed stands) on methanotrophs density was investigated in dry tropical region, India.

Keywords: Dry tropical forest; Methanotrophs; Soil moisture

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