Susanne H Klammer

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A microarray consisting of oligonucleotide probes targeting variable regions of the 16S rRNA gene was designed and tested for the investigation of microbial communities in compost. Probes were designed for microorganisms that have been previously reported in the composting process and for plant, animal and human pathogens. The oligonucleotide probes were(More)
During composting, the degradation of organic waste is accompanied and driven by a succession of microbial populations exhibiting a broad range of functional capabilities. Detailed inventories of the microbial communities in mature compost, however, are not available. Mature composts, originating from biowaste as well as sewage sludge and anaerobic sludge,(More)
The metabolic diversity of microbial communities is fundamental for the multiple soil functions mediated by microorganisms. Community level physiological profiles (CLPPs) based on sole C source oxidation have been used as a fast and reproducible tool to study soil microbial functional diversity because the utilisation of available carbon is the key factor(More)
We followed the changes in the protist assemblage over an annual cycle at 3 sites and different depths of Traunsee in the Austrian Alps and quantified the variability of the ciliate assemblage along successive depth and time intervals, respectively. More than 60 ciliate species were identified alive and after quantitative protargol staining (QPS). The(More)
Different labeling methods were studied to compare various approaches to the preparation of labeled target DNA for microarray experiments. The methods under investigation included a post-PCR labeling method using the Klenow fragment and a DecaLabel DNA labeling kit, the use of a Cy3-labeled forward primer in the PCR, generating either double-stranded or(More)
Metabolic abilities and micrfiobial community structure were investigated through three semiarid Mediterranean soils of SE Spain. The soils were (1) a Typic Calcixerept under an adult pine plantation (PP), growing on abandoned agricultural terraces; (2) a Typic Calcixeroll under a native pinewood (NP); and (3) a Typic Haploxerept covered with a grass steppe(More)
This study was conducted to identify factors that influenced milk-drinking behaviors of elementary school children in North Texas. Ten focus groups with a total of 41 children aged 6 to 11 years were conducted using a grounded theory approach. Based on the principles of Social Learning Theory, milk preferences and health beliefs were identified as personal(More)
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