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The sequencing batch reactor as a powerful tool for the study of slowly growing anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing microorganisms
It is suggested that the SBR could be used for the enrichment and quantitative study of a large number of slowly growing microorganisms that are currently out of reach for microbiological research.
Missing lithotroph identified as new planctomycete
The discovery of this missing lithotroph and its identification as a new, autotrophic member of the order Planctomycetales, one of the major distinct divisions of the Bacteria makes an important contribution to the problem of unculturability.
Autotrophic growth of anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing micro-organisms in a fluidized bed reactor
An autotrophic, synthetic medium for the enrichment of anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing (Anammox) micro-organisms was developed and Acetylene, phosphate and oxygen were shown to be strong inhibitors of the Anammox activity.
The anaerobic oxidation of ammonium.
The number of reports on unaccounted high nitrogen losses in wastewater treatment is gradually increasing, indicating that anaerobic ammonium oxidation may be more widespread than previously assumed.
Anammox bacteria: from discovery to application
  • J. G. Kuenen
  • Engineering
    Nature Reviews Microbiology
  • 1 April 2008
The discovery of these unique microorganisms in waste-water sludge led to the realization that a substantial part of the enormous nitrogen losses that are observed in the marine environment were due to the activity of these bacteria.
Anaerobic oxidation of ammonium is a biologically mediated process
It was concluded that anaerobic ammonium oxidation was a microbiological process as the conversion of ammonium to dinitrogen gas did not even require a trace of O2.
Microbial diversity in The Cedars, an ultrabasic, ultrareducing, and low salinity serpentinizing ecosystem
A multiyear, culture-independent geomicrobiological study of three springs at The Cedars that differ with respect to the nature of the groundwater feeding them, finding unique communities have the potential to yield important insights into the development and survival of life in these early-earth analog environments.