Title

Fishing for Fingerprints in BNR Systems

Abstract

A molecular biology based technique which is used to identify the biological nutrient removing microorganism from a sample removed from a bioreactor is discussed. This molecular fingerprinting technique is termed as Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and is used to visualize the individual microorganisms. The method make use of fluorescence detection of 16S ribosomal nucleic acid in the microbes. It is found that the technology is suitable to analyze the samples in wastewater treatment plants.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH); Membrane filtration; Molecular fingerprinting; Suspended solids; Biofilters; Escherichia coli; Microorganisms; Molecular biology; Monomers; Nucleic acids; Osmosis membranes; RNA; Sewage sludge; Wastewater treatment; Biological sewage treatment; Escherichia coli

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

10449493

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2002 Water Environment Federation, All rights reserved.

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