Journal article

BACTERIAL COMMUNITY STRUCTURES OF PHOSPHATE-REMOVING AND NON-PHOSPHATE-REMOVING ACTIVATED SLUDGES FROM SEQUENCING BATCH REACTORS

PL BOND, P HUGENHOLTZ, J KELLER, LL BLACKALL

Applied and Environmental Microbiology | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 1995

Abstract

The bacterial community structures of phosphate- and non-phosphate-removing activated sludges were compared. Sludge samples were obtained from two sequencing batch reactors (SBRs), and 16S rDNA clone libraries of the bacterial sludge populations were established. Community structures were determined by phylogenetic analyses of 97 and 92 partial clone sequences from SBR1 (phosphate-removing sludge) and SBR2 (non-phosphate-removing sludge), respectively. For both sludges, the predominant bacterial group with which clones were affiliated was the beta subclass of the proteobacteria. Other major groups represented were the alpha proteobacterial subclass, planctomycete group, and Flexibacter-Cytop..

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