The impact of acrylonitrile and bioaugmentation on the biodegradation activity and bacterial community structure of a topsoil

Baxter, Joanne, Garton, Natalie and Cummings, Stephen (2006) The impact of acrylonitrile and bioaugmentation on the biodegradation activity and bacterial community structure of a topsoil. Folia Microbiologica, 51 (6). pp. 591-597. ISSN 0015 5632

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02931624

Abstract

The analysis of the bacterial community within the soil using DGGE showed acrylonitrile (ACN) could lead to the selection of significantly similar communities. Moreover, Rhodococcus sp. AJ270 was successfully established in the soil community. High GC G+-bacteria also responded positively to ACN addition. Bioaugmentation or carbon addition had no impact on the rate or degree of ACN degradation. ACN could be readily degraded by the soil bacteria, however, the community structure was significantly affected by its addition as well as by the addition of carbon or Rhodococcus sp. AJ270. The bioaugmentation of the soil with this strain was successful, in that the organism became established within the community. ACN addition to a soil produces statistically significant changes in the bacterial community.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C500 Microbiology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2015 15:31
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2016 11:37
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/20095

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