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Biofilms: an emergent form of bacterial life
Bacterial biofilms are formed by communities that are embedded in a self-produced matrix of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS). Importantly, bacteria in biofilms exhibit a set of 'emergentExpand
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Bacterial dehalorespiration with chlorinated benzenes
Chlorobenzenes are toxic, highly persistent and ubiquitously distributed environmental contaminants that accumulate in the food chain. The only known microbial transformation ofExpand
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Microbiological safety of drinking water.
Emerging pathogens in drinking water have become increasingly important during the decade. These include newly-recognized pathogens from fecal sources such as Cryptosporidium parvum, CampylobacterExpand
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Abundance and spatial organization of Gram-negative sulfate-reducing bacteria in activated sludge investigated by in situ probing with specific 16S rRNA targeted oligonucleotides
A comprehensive panel of ten 16S rRNA targeted oligonucleotides specific for mesophilic sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) within the δ-subclass of Proteobacteria was developed as a diagnostic tool andExpand
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Dynamics of biofilm formation in drinking water: phylogenetic affiliation and metabolic potential of single cells assessed by formazan reduction and in situ hybridization
Fluorescence-labeled oligonucleotide probes were applied, combined with in situ reduction of the fluorochrome 5-cyano-2,3-ditolyl tetrazolium chloride (CTC), to describe the development of bacterialExpand
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Heterogeneity in biofilms.
Biofilms, accumulations of microorganisms at interfaces, have been described for every aqueous system supporting life. The structure of these microbial communities ranges from monolayers of scatteredExpand
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Transformation of Industrial Dyes by Manganese Peroxidases from Bjerkandera adusta and Pleurotus eryngii in a Manganese-Independent Reaction
ABSTRACT We investigated the transformation of six industrial azo and phthalocyanine dyes by ligninolytic peroxidases from Bjerkandera adusta and other white rot fungi. The dyes were not oxidized orExpand
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Performance of a bioreactor with submerged membranes for aerobic treatment of municipal waste water.
Aerobic treatment of municipal waste water in a membrane bioreactor was studied for 535 d. Apart from sampling, sludge was retained completely by a submerged hollow fibre membrane with a pore-size ofExpand
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A study on reducing substrates of manganese‐oxidizing peroxidases from Pleurotus eryngii and Bjerkandera adusta
A novel peroxidase, oxidizing Mn2+ and different aromatic compounds, was isolated. Hydroquinones, substituted phenols, dyes, other aromatic compounds and Mn2+ were compared as reducing substrates,Expand
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Phylogenetic Composition, Spatial Structure, and Dynamics of Lotic Bacterial Biofilms Investigated by Fluorescent in Situ Hybridization and Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy
A bstractThe phylogenetic composition, three-dimensional structure and dynamics of bacterial communities in river biofilms generated in a rotating annular reactor system were studied by fluorescentExpand
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