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  1. #1 Methanotrophy in soils 
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    Can anybody tell me why methanotrophy would decline in soils exposed to excessive mineral nitrogen loading?


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    Methane oxidisers and ammonia oxidisers may be competitive to one another. Addition of ammonium to soils stimulates ammonia oxidisers, and some results suggest that this dampens methanotroph activity. However, other results suggest exactly the opposite.

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