Microbial Communities of Orange Tubercles in Accelerated Low-Water Corrosion.
Hoang C Phan, Scott A Wade, Linda L Blackall
Applied and Environmental Microbiology | American Society for Microbiology | Published : 2020
The rapid degradation of marine infrastructure at the low tide level due to accelerated low-water corrosion (ALWC) is a problem encountered worldwide. Despite this, there is limited understanding of the microbial communities involved in this process. We obtained samples of the orange-colored tubercles commonly associated with ALWC from two different types of steel sheet piling, located adjacent to each other but with different levels of localized corrosion, at a seaside harbor. The microbial communities from the outer and inner layers of the orange tubercles and from adjacent seawater were studied by pure culture isolation and metabarcoding of the 16S rRNA genes. A collection of 119 bacteria..View full abstract