Ecology, Environment and Conservation Business
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Reports outline environmental microbiology research from P.W.J.J. Vanderwielen and colleagues
August 15th, 2009
"The ammonia-oxidizing prokaryote (AOP) community in three groundwater treatment plants and connected distribution systems was analyzed by quantitative real-time PCR and sequence analysis targeting the amoA gene of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB) and archaea (AOA). demonstrated that AOB and AOA numbers increased during biological filtration of ammonia-rich anoxic groundwater, and AOP were responsible for ammonium removal during treatment," scientists writing in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology report.
"In one of the treatment trains at plant C, ammonia removal correlated significantly with AOA numbers but not with AOB numbers. Thus, AOA were...
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Source: Ecology, Environment and Conservation Business (2009-08-15)