Linking microbial community structure, interactions and function in anaerobic digesters using new molecular techniques

Vanwonterghem, Inka, Jensen, Paul D., Ho, Dang P., Batstone Damien J. and Tyson, Gene W. (2014) Linking microbial community structure, interactions and function in anaerobic digesters using new molecular techniques. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 27 55-64. doi:10.1016/j.copbio.2013.11.004


Author Vanwonterghem, Inka
Jensen, Paul D.
Ho, Dang P.
Batstone Damien J.
Tyson, Gene W.
Title Linking microbial community structure, interactions and function in anaerobic digesters using new molecular techniques
Journal name Current Opinion in Biotechnology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0958-1669
1879-0429
Publication date 2014-06
Year available 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.copbio.2013.11.004
Volume 27
Start page 55
End page 64
Total pages 10
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Subject 1305 Biotechnology
1502 Banking, Finance and Investment
2204 Religion and Religious Studies
Abstract Over the last decade there has been a rapid development in culture-independent techniques for exploring microbial communities, which have led to new insights into their structure and function in both natural environments and engineered systems. This review focuses on some of the most important recent advances and their applications to the diverse microbial communities associated with anaerobic digestion. The use of these approaches in combination with complementary imaging techniques, chemical isotope analyses and detailed reactor performance measurements provides a new opportunity to develop a fundamental understanding of how microbial community dynamics, interactions and functionality influence digester efficiency and stability.
Keyword Anaerobic digestion
Metagenomics
Genomes
Metatranscriptomics
Microbial interaction
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: School of Chemical Engineering Publications
Australian Centre for Ecogenomics
Official 2014 Collection
School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
Advanced Water Management Centre Publications
 
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