Filamentous Chloroflexi (green non-sulfur bacteria) are abundant in wastewater treatment processes with biological nutrient removal.

@article{Bjrnsson2002FilamentousC,
  title={Filamentous Chloroflexi (green non-sulfur bacteria) are abundant in wastewater treatment processes with biological nutrient removal.},
  author={Lovisa Bj{\"o}rnsson and Philip Hugenholtz and Gene W. Tyson and Linda Louise Blackall},
  journal={Microbiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={148 Pt 8},
  pages={2309-18}
}
Most filamentous bacteria in biological nutrient removal (BNR) processes have not been identified beyond their morphotype and simple staining reactions. Furthermore, the majority of sludge filaments observed under the microscope do not hybridize to commonly used phylogenetic probes for well characterized bacterial phyla such as the Proteobacteria, Actinobacteria, Firmicutes and BACTEROIDETES: Specific 16S rRNA-targeted oligonucleotide probes were designed for the phylum Chloroflexi (green non… CONTINUE READING