Isolation and characterization of a new Clostridium sp. that performs effective cellulosic waste digestion in a thermophilic methanogenic bioreactor.

@article{Shiratori2006IsolationAC,
  title={Isolation and characterization of a new Clostridium sp. that performs effective cellulosic waste digestion in a thermophilic methanogenic bioreactor.},
  author={Hatsumi Shiratori and Hironori Ikeno and Shohei Ayame and Naoaki Kataoka and Akiko Miya and Kuniaki Hosono and Teruhiko Beppu and Kenji Ueda},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={72 5},
  pages={3702-9}
}
A methanogenic bioreactor that utilized wastepaper was developed and operated at 55 degrees C. Microbial community structure analysis showed the presence of a group of clostridia that specifically occurred during the period of high fermentation efficiency. To isolate the effective cellulose digester, the sludge that exhibited high fermentation efficiency was inoculated into a synthetic medium that contained cellulose powder as the sole carbon source and was successively cultivated. A… CONTINUE READING