Metagenome analyses of corroded concrete wastewater pipe biofilms reveal a complex microbial system

@inproceedings{GomezAlvarez2011MetagenomeAO,
  title={Metagenome analyses of corroded concrete wastewater pipe biofilms reveal a complex microbial system},
  author={Vicente Gomez-Alvarez and Randy P. Revetta and Jorge W. Santo Domingo},
  booktitle={BMC Microbiology},
  year={2011}
}
Concrete corrosion of wastewater collection systems is a significant cause of deterioration and premature collapse. Failure to adequately address the deteriorating infrastructure networks threatens our environment, public health, and safety. Analysis of whole-metagenome pyrosequencing data and 16S rRNA gene clone libraries was used to determine microbial composition and functional genes associated with biomass harvested from crown (top) and invert (bottom) sections of a corroded wastewater pipe… CONTINUE READING