Comparison of bacterial communities of biofilms formed on different membrane surfaces

Sang Hoon Lee, Ted Inpyo Hong, Bongchul Kim, Seungkwan Hong, Hee Deung Park

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Abstract

Bacterial biofilm communities formed on different membrane surfaces were investigated based on 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis. The biofilm communities were distinct from those of mixed-liquor and consisted mainly of Beta- and Gammaproteobacteria. Sequences of Xathomonas and Aquabacterium were mostly retrieved from the biofilm samples rather than from the mixed liquor. Furthermore, statistical analyses demonstrated the importance of a physico-chemical property of membrane, surface roughness, in structuring the bacterial biofilm communities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)777-782
Number of pages6
JournalWorld Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Feb

Keywords

  • Biofilm
  • Biofouling
  • Community composition
  • MBR
  • Surface roughness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Physiology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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