Udo Friedrich

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The bacterial diversity of an industrial biofilter used for waste gas abatement in an animal-rendering plant was investigated. A 16S rDNA clone library was generated and 444 clones were screened using computer-aided amplified ribosomal DNA restriction analysis (ARDRA). Of the screened clones, 60.8% showed unique ARDRA patterns and the remaining 174 clones(More)
A study was conducted to investigate the microbial community structure, the physicochemical properties, and the relationships between these parameters of a full-scale industrial biofilter used for waste gas abatement in an animal-rendering plant. Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) was successfully combined with digital image analysis to study the(More)
Domain-, class-, and subclass-specific rRNA-targeted probes were applied to investigate the microbial communities of three industrial and three laboratory-scale biofilters. The set of probes also included a new probe (named XAN818) specific for the Xanthomonas branch of the class Proteobacteria; this probe is described in this study. The members of the(More)
Nucleic acid-based assays were developed to enumerate members of the three taxa Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris, L. lactis subsp. lactis, and Leuconostoc spp. in mesophilic starter cultures. To our knowledge the present is the first study to present a multiplex quantitative PCR (qPCR) strategy for the relative enumeration of bacteria. The multiplex qPCR(More)
Gravity plays an important role for the evolution, orientation and development of organisms. Most of us, however, tend to overlook its importance because – due to its constant presence from the beginning of evolution some 4 billion years ago – this environmental parameter is almost hardwired into our interpretation of reality. This negligence of gravity is(More)
The relationships between bacterial concentration, bacterial production, and cell-specific activity of both free and attached bacteria and environmental factors such as suspended solids, nutrients, and temperature were examined in four lakes, two in New Zealand and two in Switzerland. Estimates of cell-specific production were obtained by(More)
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