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Characterisation of the microbial 16S rDNA diversity of an aerobic phosphorus-removal ecosystem and monitoring of its transition to nitrate respiration

Abstract : The microbial community of a conventional anaerobic–aerobic sequencing batch reactor was investigated by cloning and sequencing bacterial 16S rDNA. The 92 16S rDNA sequences analysed ranged across 50 different operational taxonomic units (OTU). The majority of these sequences were not closely related to known species. They belonged to 12 different groups, but essentially to the Cytophagales and the Proteobacteria beta, which represented 38% and 17% of the retrieved sequences respectively. No OTU numerically outnumbered the others. However, similarities were observed with previous reports on molecular characterisation of phosphorus-accumulating ecosystems, suggesting an enrichment in microorganisms belonging to the Rhodocyclus group. Thereafter, the ability of this anaerobic–aerobic microbial community to accumulate phosphorus with nitrate as its energy source was investigated. The reactor was shifted from anaerobic–aerobic running conditions to anaerobic–anoxic conditions by injection of nitrate; and its microbial community was monitored by PCR-single strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP). The reactor maintained a good phosphorus accumulation and similar SSCP microbial community patterns for a period of 17 days, suggesting that the same microbial community was able to respire both oxygen and nitrate. However, this situation was unstable, since a breakdown in phosphorus accumulation occurred thereafter.
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Patrick Dabert, Bruno Sialve, Jean-Philippe Delgenès, René Moletta, Jean-Jacques Godon. Characterisation of the microbial 16S rDNA diversity of an aerobic phosphorus-removal ecosystem and monitoring of its transition to nitrate respiration. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Springer Verlag, 2001, 55 (4), pp.500-509. ⟨10.1007/s002530000529⟩. ⟨hal-02681884⟩

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