Could polyphosphate-accumulating organisms (PAOs) be glycogen-accumulating organisms (GAOs)?

  title={Could polyphosphate-accumulating organisms (PAOs) be glycogen-accumulating organisms (GAOs)?},
  author={Yan Zhou and Maite Pijuan and Raymond Jianxiong Zeng and Huabing Lu and Zhiguo Yuan},
  journal={Water research},
  volume={42 10-11},
Polyphosphate (poly-P) is known to be a key compound in the metabolism of polyphosphate-accumulating organisms (PAOs). In this study, a sludge highly enriched (80%) in Candidatus Accumulibacter phosphatis (hereafter referred to as Accumulibacter), a widely known PAO, was used to study the ability of these microorganisms to utilize acetate anaerobically under poly-P-limiting conditions. The biomass was subject to several anaerobic and aerobic cycles, during which the poly-P pool of PAOs was… CONTINUE READING
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