Wastewater effluent impacts ammonia-oxidizing prokaryotes of the Grand River, Canada.

@article{Sonthiphand2013WastewaterEI,
  title={Wastewater effluent impacts ammonia-oxidizing prokaryotes of the Grand River, Canada.},
  author={Puntipar Sonthiphand and Eduardo Cejudo and Sherry L. Schiff and Josh D. Neufeld},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={79 23},
  pages={7454-65}
}
The Grand River (Ontario, Canada) is impacted by wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) that release ammonia (NH3 and NH4+) into the river. In-river microbial communities help transform this ammonia into more oxidized compounds (e.g., NO3- or N2), although the spatial distribution and relative abundance of freshwater autotrophic ammonia-oxidizing prokaryotes (AOP) are not well characterized. This study investigated freshwater N cycling within the Grand River, focusing on sediment and water columns… CONTINUE READING
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