Microbiology and application of the anaerobic ammonium oxidation ('anammox') process

Mike S. M. Jetten, Michael Wagner, John A. Fuerst, Mark Van Loosdrecht, Johannes Gijs Kuenen, Marc Strous

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    Abstract

    Ten years ago, an anaerobic ammonium oxidation ('anammox') process was discovered in a denitrifying pilot plant reactor. From this system, a highly enriched microbial community was obtained, dominated by a single deep-branching planctomycete, Candidatus Brocadia anammoxidans. Phylogenetic inventories of different wastewater treatment plants with anammox activity have suggested that at least two genera in Planctomycetales can catalyse the anammox process. Electron microscopy of the ultrastructure of B. anammoxidans has shown that several membrane-bounded compartments are present inside the cytoplasm. Hydroxylamine oxidoreductase, a key anammox enzyme, is found exclusively inside one of these compartments, tentatively named the 'anammoxosome'.
    OriginalspracheEnglisch
    Seiten (von - bis)283-288
    Seitenumfang6
    FachzeitschriftCurrent Opinion in Biotechnology
    Jahrgang12
    Ausgabenummer3
    PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2001

    ÖFOS 2012

    • 1060 Biologie

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