Microbial biogeography across a full-scale wastewater treatment plant transect: evidence for immigration between coupled processes

@article{Wells2014MicrobialBA,
  title={Microbial biogeography across a full-scale wastewater treatment plant transect: evidence for immigration between coupled processes},
  author={George F Wells and Cindy H. Wu and Y. M. Piceno and Brad Eggleston and Eoin L Brodie and T. Z. DeSantis and Gary L. Andersen and Terry C Hazen and Christopher A. Francis and Craig S. Criddle},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2014},
  volume={98},
  pages={4723-4736}
}
Wastewater treatment plants use a variety of bioreactor types and configurations to remove organic matter and nutrients. Little is known regarding the effects of different configurations and within-plant immigration on microbial community dynamics. Previously, we found that the structure of ammonia-oxidizing bacterial (AOB) communities in a full-scale dispersed growth activated sludge bioreactor correlated strongly with levels of NO2 − entering the reactor from an upstream trickling filter… CONTINUE READING

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