Selectively inducing the synthesis of a key structural exopolysaccharide in aerobic granules by enriching for Candidatus “Competibacter phosphatis”

@article{Seviour2011SelectivelyIT,
  title={Selectively inducing the synthesis of a key structural exopolysaccharide in aerobic granules by enriching for Candidatus “Competibacter phosphatis”},
  author={Thomas William Seviour and Lynette K. Lambert and Maite Pijuan and Zhiguo Yuan},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2011},
  volume={92},
  pages={1297-1305}
}
A gel-forming exopolysaccharide was previously shown to play an important structural role in aerobic granules treating nutrient-rich industrial wastewater. To identify whether this exopolysaccharide performs a similar role in other granular biomass and if conditions favouring its production can be more precisely elucidated, extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) were extracted from granules grown under four different operating conditions. 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy of… CONTINUE READING