The microbial diversity of laboratory-scale wetlands appears to be randomly assembled.

@article{Baptista2008TheMD,
  title={The microbial diversity of laboratory-scale wetlands appears to be randomly assembled.},
  author={Joana de C. Baptista and Russell J. Davenport and Thomas A. Donnelly and Thomas P. Curtis},
  journal={Water research},
  year={2008},
  volume={42 12},
  pages={3182-90}
}
This study investigated the formation of the microbial communities in two horizontal subsurface-flow laboratory-scale constructed wetlands, one planted and the other one unplanted. The abundance of the predominant functional groups (Archaea, Bacteria and sulphate-reducing bacteria) was determined using fluorescence in situ hybridization and the diversity and community structure of those functional groups were analysed using denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis. The numbers of Archaea… CONTINUE READING