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Purple nonsulfur bacteria diversity in activated sludge and its potential phosphorus-accumulating ability under different cultivation conditions

Purple nonsulfur bacteria diversity in activated sludge and its potential phosphorus-accumulating... This study investigates the diversity and the potential phosphorus-accumulating ability among the purple nonsulfur (PNS) bacteria. Traditional methods and molecular biotechniques were applied. Microscopic visualization using 4′,6-diamidino-2-phenylindole staining as well as chemical analysis demonstrated that most of the isolated PNS bacteria presented different levels of phosphorus accumulation. Four of the pure cultures, denoted as Rhodopseudomonas palustris CC1, CC7, G11, and GE1, based on their differences in the PNS’s pufM gene, exhibited higher internal phosphorus content compared to other isolated strains in this study. In addition, substantial polyphosphate accumulation was observed after the bacteria entered their stationary growth phase. Among them, the isolated R. palustris G11 could accumulate internal phosphorus up to 13%–15% of its cell dry weight under anaerobic illuminated incubation conditions. When the incubation status was switched from anaerobic to aerobic, the bacterial phosphorus content had a tendency to decrease slightly or remain about the same throughout the whole aerobic stage. The growth rate and biomass were higher when the PNS bacteria grew under photoheterotrophic conditions rather than the chemoheterotrophic ones. Furthermore, the environmental pH value could affect the contents of internal bacterial phosphate. Results of this study demonstrated that PNS bacteria are a group of the polyphosphate-accumulating organisms, of which this ability had never been properly studied. The conditions that PNS bacteria accumulating polyphosphate presented from this study were unique and showed characteristics that were different from the well-known enhanced biological phosphorus removal model. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology Springer Journals

Purple nonsulfur bacteria diversity in activated sludge and its potential phosphorus-accumulating ability under different cultivation conditions

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Chemistry; Microbial Genetics and Genomics; Microbiology ; Biotechnology
ISSN
0175-7598
eISSN
1432-0614
DOI
10.1007/s00253-009-2348-2
pmid
19943045
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Abstract

This study investigates the diversity and the potential phosphorus-accumulating ability among the purple nonsulfur (PNS) bacteria. Traditional methods and molecular biotechniques were applied. Microscopic visualization using 4′,6-diamidino-2-phenylindole staining as well as chemical analysis demonstrated that most of the isolated PNS bacteria presented different levels of phosphorus accumulation. Four of the pure cultures, denoted as Rhodopseudomonas palustris CC1, CC7, G11, and GE1, based on their differences in the PNS’s pufM gene, exhibited higher internal phosphorus content compared to other isolated strains in this study. In addition, substantial polyphosphate accumulation was observed after the bacteria entered their stationary growth phase. Among them, the isolated R. palustris G11 could accumulate internal phosphorus up to 13%–15% of its cell dry weight under anaerobic illuminated incubation conditions. When the incubation status was switched from anaerobic to aerobic, the bacterial phosphorus content had a tendency to decrease slightly or remain about the same throughout the whole aerobic stage. The growth rate and biomass were higher when the PNS bacteria grew under photoheterotrophic conditions rather than the chemoheterotrophic ones. Furthermore, the environmental pH value could affect the contents of internal bacterial phosphate. Results of this study demonstrated that PNS bacteria are a group of the polyphosphate-accumulating organisms, of which this ability had never been properly studied. The conditions that PNS bacteria accumulating polyphosphate presented from this study were unique and showed characteristics that were different from the well-known enhanced biological phosphorus removal model.

Journal

Applied Microbiology and BiotechnologySpringer Journals

Published: Nov 27, 2009

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