We have a number of great papers published last year. Some of them appeared in news (see below) last year. Last year we learned that some methanotrophs are treasure-hunters seeking for rare earth metals [1,2], and some of them use a very highly efficient biocatalysis . The tiny methanomentalists did a great job in cleaning up after BP oil spill [4,5], but they can not stop methane emission from shallow oceanic water or thawing permafrost soils [6,7]. The methane level in atmosphere has been rising after a decade of little change . Humans are trying to help by creating new pathways for methane utilization [9,10,11].
I hope you enjoy the reading as much as I did. I look forward to your comments.