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Methlyation is the process of adding methyls, alkylls derived from methane, to DNA molecules.
In the month before the explosion, the mine had received 50 citations for poor ventilation of dust and methane, failure to maintain proper escape ways, and the accumulation of combustible materials.
Derby Mine 4: an African-American miner rescues colleagues trapped underground by a methane explosion.
Buried and burning vegetation produces methane, igniting in road cracks to produce a blue flame.
Kebreab said, adding that manure is the source of most of the rest of the methane.
However, that does not account for methane, which is the primary component of natural gas and often leaks into the atmosphere as the resource is extracted and transported.
Babb said that is because decaying vegetation creates pockets of methane, which the lava's heat can ignite.
Babb said that is because decaying vegetation creates pockets of methane, which the lava’s heat can ignite.
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METHANE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of methane for English Language Learners
: a colorless gas that has no smell and that can be burned for fuel
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