Identification and ecophysiological characterization of epiphytic protein-hydrolyzing saprospiraceae ("Candidatus Epiflobacter" spp.) in activated sludge.

@article{Xia2008IdentificationAE,
  title={Identification and ecophysiological characterization of epiphytic protein-hydrolyzing saprospiraceae ("Candidatus Epiflobacter" spp.) in activated sludge.},
  author={Yun Xia and Yunhong Kong and Trine Rolighed Thomsen and Per Halkjaer Nielsen},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={74 7},
  pages={2229-38}
}
The identity and ecophysiology of a group of uncultured protein-hydrolyzing epiphytic rods attached to filamentous bacteria in activated sludge from nutrient removal plants were investigated by using the full-cycle rRNA approach combined with microautoradiography and histochemical staining. The epiphytic group consists of three closely related clusters, each containing 11 to 16 clones. The closest related cultured isolate is the type strain Haliscomenobacter hydrossis (ATCC 27775) (<87… CONTINUE READING