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A simple HPLC method for analysing diaminopimelic acid diastereomers in cell walls of Gram‐positive bacteria
A simple and sensitive method for separating and detecting the LL, DD and meso diastereomers of the dibasic amino acid diaminopimelic acid (DAP) in the peptidoglycan of Gram‐positive bacteria isExpand
The microbiology of biological phosphorus removal in activated sludge systems.
The history of EBPR, the currently available biochemical models, the structure of the microbial communities found in EBPR systems, possible identities of the bacteria responsible, and the evidence why these systems might operate suboptimally are looked at. Expand
Microbial Ecology of Activated Sludge
This is the first book available to deal comprehensively with the very exciting new information from applying molecular methods in activated sludge, and their impact on how the authors now view microbiologically mediated processes taking place there. Expand
Medicinal importance of fungal -(1?3), (1?6)-glucans
Non-cellulosic β-glucans are now recognized as potent immunological activators, and some are used clinically in China and Japan, where they are effective in treating diseases like cancer, a range of microbial infections, hypercholesterolaemia, and diabetes. Expand
Seven novel species of Acinetobacter isolated from activated sludge.
A polyphasic taxonomic approach involving phenotypic characterization, near-complete 16S rDNA sequence data and DNA-DNA hybridization analyses support the view that seven novel genomic species can be differentiated in this group of isolates. Expand
Noncellulolytic fungal β-glucanases : their physiology and regulation
The occurrence, regulation, and action of fungal enzymes capable of degrading noncellulosic β-glucans, especially 1,3-β- and 1,6-β, are reviewed, with some of the properties of purified β- glucanases discussed in terms of their potential applications in industrial, agricultural, and medical fields. Expand
Three isolates of novel polyphosphate-accumulating gram-positive cocci, obtained from activated sludge, belong to a new genus, Tetrasphaera gen. nov., and description of two new species, Tetrasphaera
Two isolates of Gram-positive cocci which could accumulate polyphosphate and were microscopically similar in appearance to so-called 'G-bacteria', appearing as tetrads, were isolated from samples of activated sludge biomass by micromanipulation and grown in axenic culture, suggesting that they belong to a new genus Tetrasphaera gen. nov. Expand
Can whole genome analysis refine the taxonomy of the genus Rhodococcus?
A survey was undertaken of the known genome characteristics of members of the genus Rhodococcus including virulence genes, gene clusters involved in metabolic degradation and industrially relevant pathways, and genetic analysis tools to provide a framework for a taxonomic approach based on multiple genetic loci. Expand
A metabolic model for members of the genus Tetrasphaera involved in enhanced biological phosphorus removal
It is proposed that under anaerobic conditions the Tetrasphaera-related PAOs take up glucose and ferment this to succinate and other components, and synthesize glycogen as a storage polymer, using energy generated from the degradation of stored polyphosphate and substrate fermentation. Expand
Identity and ecophysiology of filamentous bacteria in activated sludge.
What the authors now know about filamentous bacteria inactivated sludge wastewater treatment plants and their identity, ecophysiology and ecological niches and its practical value in better managing activated sludge processes are discussed. Expand