Amelia and Bo wrote a perspective for Science about methane oxidizing bacteria that are finally decoupled from their syntrophic partners. You can find the perspective here. The perspective is with reference to an article in Science by Scheller et al. In this article, the authors managed to decouple ANME-type 2 from their sulfate reducing partners with the help of electron acceptors like chelated – Fe III. The paper can be found here. Also, scientists are tweeting about this.
You’ll find the answer in our recent paper published in Frontiers in Microbiology last month.