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Microbial degradation of isosaccharinic acid at high pH
Intermediate-level radioactive waste (ILW), which dominates the radioactive waste inventory in the United Kingdom on a volumetric basis, is proposed to be disposed of via a multibarrier deep… Expand
Microbial degradation of cellulosic material under intermediate-level waste simulated conditions
Abstract Under the alkaline conditions expected in an intermediate-level waste repository, cellulosic material will undergo chemical hydrolysis. This will produce hydrolysis products, some of which… Expand
Microbial degradation of isosaccharinic acid under conditions representative for the far field of radioactive waste disposal facilities
Abstract It is UK Government policy to dispose of higher activity radioactive waste through geological disposal into an engineered deep underground geological disposal facility (GDF; DECC, 2014).… Expand
Pleurotus ostreatus and Ruscus aculeatus Extracts Cause Non-Apoptotic Jurkat Cell Death
We tested the effect of ethanol extracts from Ruscus aculeatus (Asparagaceae) and Pleurotus ostreatus (Agaricales) on the survival and proliferation of the Jurkat cell line, a model of human acute… Expand
Anaerobacillus isosaccharinicus sp. nov., an alkaliphilic bacterium which degrades isosaccharinic acid.
Strain NB2006T was isolated from an isosaccharinate-degrading, nitrate-reducing enrichment culture in minimal freshwater medium at pH 10. Analysis of the 16S rRNA gene sequence indicated that this… Expand
Linking microbial community composition to hydrogeochemistry in the western Hetao Basin: Potential importance of ammonium as an electron donor during arsenic mobilization.
Various functional groups of microorganisms and related biogeochemical processes are likely to control arsenic (As) mobilization in groundwater systems. However, spatially-dependent correlations… Expand
Draft Genome Sequences of Four Alkaliphilic Bacteria Belonging to the Anaerobacillus Genus
ABSTRACT The draft genomes of the alkaliphilic, anaerobic bacteria, Anaerobacillus arseniciselenatis, A. alkalidiazotrophicus, and A. alkalilacustris, and a novel closely related isolate of the… Expand
Organic materials and their microbial fate in radioactive waste
Abstract Microbial activity has the potential to change the physical and (geo)chemical conditions of an environment. In a geological repository for nuclear waste, this could have an impact on… Expand
Enhanced microbial degradation of irradiated cellulose under hyperalkaline conditions
ABSTRACT Intermediate-level radioactive waste includes cellulosic materials, which under the hyperalkaline conditions expected in a cementitious geological disposal facility (GDF) will undergo… Expand
Microbial colonization of cementitious geodisposal facilities, and potential “biobarrier” formation
Abstract Most disposal concepts dictate that higher radioactive waste will be disposed of in a geological disposal facility (GDF) using a cementitious engineered barrier system (EBS), designed to… Expand