The behavior of adventitious bacteria during an acidulocomposting process was quantitatively analyzed in garbage-free trials. The numbers of the added Bacillus subtilis and Pseudomonas putida cells diminished in a first-order manner with t1/2 values of 0.45d and 0.79d, respectively, consistent with the observed stability of the acidulocomposting function.
- Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis
- Quantitative polymerase chain reaction
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- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology