We isolated ammonia-assimilating microorganisms from the livestock manure treatment systems and evaluated their ammonia-assimilating ability. Many isolates utilized ammonia at high rates when they were purely cultivated in a nitrogen-limited medium to which sterilized lagoon extract had been added. Some isolates that were immobilized in polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) utilized ammonia present in the media containing viable lagoon microorganisms. Staining with 4′,6′-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI) indicated that the immobilized high ammonia-assimilating isolates grew dominantly within the PVA beads. High ammonia-assimilating isolates in the mixed culture containing viable lagoon microorganisms were identified as Pseudomonas spp. and member of Rhizobiaceae species by partial sequencing of the 16S ribosomal DNA.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology|
|Publication status||Published - 2007 Feb 1|
- PVA immobilization
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology