Journal article

Variability of type 021N in activated sludge as determined by in situ substrate uptake pattern and in situ hybridization with fluorescent rRNA targeted probes

PH Nielsen, K Andreasen, M Wagner, LL Blackall, H Lemmer, RJ Seviour

WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 1998

Abstract

Bulking sludges were investigated in seven industrial or municipal activated sludge treatment plants from Denmark, Germany and Australia. The dominating filaments were all identified as type 021N according to the Eikelboom key. The extent of variability in the filament taxonomy was assessed using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) with rRNA-targeted nucleic acid probes specific for type 021N, Thiothrix and Leucothrix. Not all of the filaments morphologically identified as type 021N hybridized with the 021N probe. In one treatment plant the predominant filament hybridized with the probe for Thiothrix and in one treatment plant the predominant filament did not hybridize with any of thes..

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