Detection of active butyrate-degrading microorganisms in methanogenic sludges by RNA-based stable isotope probing

Masashi Hatamoto, Hiroyuki Imachi, Yuto Yashiro, Akiyoshi Ohashi, Hideki Harada

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Abstract

Butyrate-degrading bacteria in four methanogenic sludges were studied by RNA-based stable isotope probing. Bacterial populations in the 13C-labeled rRNA fractions were distinct from unlabeled fractions, and Syntrophaceae species, Tepidanaerobacter sp., and Clostridium spp. dominated. These results suggest that diverse microbes were active in butyrate degradation under methanogenic conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3610-3614
Number of pages5
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Volume74
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology

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