Transient development of filamentous Thiothrix species in a marine sulfide oxidizing, denitrifying fluidized bed reactor.

@article{Cytryn2006TransientDO,
  title={Transient development of filamentous Thiothrix species in a marine sulfide oxidizing, denitrifying fluidized bed reactor.},
  author={Eddie J Cytryn and Dror Minz and Armin Gieseke and J van Rijn},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={2006},
  volume={256 1},
  pages={22-9}
}
In this study, microscopic and molecular microbial analyses were integrated to characterize rapidly developing white filamentous tufts in a fluidized bed reactor used for nitrate removal from a marine recirculating fish culture system. Formation and rapid elongation of the tufts (often exceeding 50 mm day (-1)) was strongly correlated to transient elevated sulfide concentrations (>50 microM) in the reactor. The dominant bacterial constituents of these tufts were filamentous gram-negative… CONTINUE READING