Mustafa Kolukirik

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Physicochemical and microbiological characterization of anoxic sediments taken from seven highly polluted sites of the Marmara Sea was carried out. The 16S rRNA based microbial community structure analyses were performed using domain-specific PCR followed by denaturant gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) and sequencing of characteristic bands. The results(More)
A full-scale upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor was investigated in terms of archaeal composition, acetoclastic methanogenic capacity and performance over a 2-year period. Performance of the reactor in terms of COD removal efficiency varied between 60% and 80% at organic loading rates (OLRs) in the range of 2.5-12 kg COD m-3 d-1. The reactor had(More)
In this study, the effect of heat and chromium (Cr) heavy metal interactions on wheat seedlings (Triticum aestivum L. cv. Ç-1252 and Gun91) was investigated by measuring total chlorophyll and carotenoid levels, catalase (CAT) and ascorbate peroxidase (APX) antioxidant enzyme activities, and MYB73, ERF1 and TaSRG gene expression. Examination of pigment(More)
In this study, hydrocarbon (HC) degradation activity of a HC-rich marine sediment was assessed in anaerobic microcosms during a 224 days incubation period. Natural TOC/N/P ratio of the sediment porewater (1,000/5/1) was gradually decreased to 1,000/40/6 which resulted in approximately ninefold increase in gas production (CH4+CO2) and HC removal. Addition of(More)
Spatial (10 different locations) and temporal (2 years) changes in characteristics of the Marmara Sea Sediments were monitored to determine interactions between the chemical and microbial diversity. The sediments were rich in terms of hydrocarbon, nitrate, Ni and microbial cell content. Denitrifying, sulfate reducing, fermentative and methanogenic organisms(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of high-influent-concentration suspended solids (SS) on the cultivation, structure and long-term stability of aerobic granular sludge (AGS). Cultivation and long-term stability of AGS were monitored in two pilot-scale sequencing batch reactors fed with raw (R1) and settled (R2) domestic wastewater,(More)
In this study, changes in microbial diversity and polyhydroxyalkanoate storage ability of activated sludge under aerobic dynamic feeding conditions were investigated. Two sequencing batch reactors were operated with and without nitrogen limitation, by applying a moderate sludge retention time. Polymer storage abilities of the biomasses were improved(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of toluene on an anaerobic sludge taken from a full-scale upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor in terms of potential activity and composition of acetoclastic methanogens. Specific methanogenic activity (SMA) test results showed that 5%, 9.5%, 14%, 24%, 29%, 38% and 62% inhibition occurred in the(More)
In this study, specific methanogenic activity (SMA) test and fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) were respectively used to determine acetoclastic methanogenic capacity, and composition and number of methanogenic and sulphate reducing bacterial (SRB) populations within a full scale anaerobic contact reactor treating a pulp and paper industry effluent.(More)
Group A streptococci (GAS) are the most common bacterial cause of acute pharyngitis and account for 15–30 % of cases of acute pharyngitis in children and 5–10 % of cases in adults. In this study, a real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) based GAS detection assay in pharyngeal swab specimens was developed. The qPCR assay was compared with the gold standard(More)