R J Seviour

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Affiliation: La Trobe University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Microbiology of the 'G-bacteria' in activated sludge
    R J Seviour
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
    Environ Microbiol 2:581-93. 2000
  2. doi request reprint Ecophysiology of the Actinobacteria in activated sludge systems
    Robert J Seviour
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, VIC 3502, Australia
    Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 94:21-33. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint The microbiology of biological phosphorus removal in activated sludge systems
    Robert J Seviour
    Institute of Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113, Japan
    FEMS Microbiol Rev 27:99-127. 2003
  4. doi request reprint Operating bioreactors for microbial exopolysaccharide production
    Robert J Seviour
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Edwards Road, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
    Crit Rev Biotechnol 31:170-85. 2011
  5. doi request reprint The microbiology of phosphorus removal in activated sludge processes-the current state of play
    Robert J Seviour
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, 3552, Australia
    J Microbiol 46:115-24. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Friedmanniella spumicola sp. nov. and Friedmanniella capsulata sp. nov. from activated sludge foam: gram-positive cocci that grow in aggregates of repeating groups of cocci
    A M Maszenan
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Syst Bacteriol 49:1667-80. 1999
  7. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny of the filamentous bacterium 'Nostocoida limicola' III from activated sludge
    J R Liu
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 51:195-202. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Isolates of 'Candidatus Nostocoida limicola' Blackall et al. 2000 should be described as three novel species of the genus Tetrasphaera, as Tetrasphaera jenkinsii sp. nov., Tetrasphaera vanveenii sp. nov. and Tetrasphaera veronensis sp. nov
    C M McKenzie
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria 3552, Australia
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 56:2279-90. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Structure and functional analysis of the microbial community in an aerobic: anaerobic sequencing batch reactor (SBR) with no phosphorus removal
    Y H Kong
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
    Syst Appl Microbiol 24:597-609. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Which are the polyphosphate accumulating organisms in full-scale activated sludge enhanced biological phosphate removal systems in Australia?
    M Beer
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Vic, Australia
    J Appl Microbiol 100:233-43. 2006

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Publications47

  1. ncbi request reprint Microbiology of the 'G-bacteria' in activated sludge
    R J Seviour
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
    Environ Microbiol 2:581-93. 2000
    ..The evidence on which these conclusions are founded is discussed, as are the arguments used to explain why these 'G-bacteria' all appear to thrive under conditions found in certain activated sludge systems...
  2. doi request reprint Ecophysiology of the Actinobacteria in activated sludge systems
    Robert J Seviour
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, VIC 3502, Australia
    Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 94:21-33. 2008
    ..Furthermore, how this information might allow us to improve how these processes work is discussed...
  3. ncbi request reprint The microbiology of biological phosphorus removal in activated sludge systems
    Robert J Seviour
    Institute of Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113, Japan
    FEMS Microbiol Rev 27:99-127. 2003
    ..It aims to encourage microbiologists and process engineers to collaborate more closely and to bring an interdisciplinary approach to bear on this complex ecosystem...
  4. doi request reprint Operating bioreactors for microbial exopolysaccharide production
    Robert J Seviour
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Edwards Road, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
    Crit Rev Biotechnol 31:170-85. 2011
    ..The role of fermenter configuration in their production is also examined...
  5. doi request reprint The microbiology of phosphorus removal in activated sludge processes-the current state of play
    Robert J Seviour
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, 3552, Australia
    J Microbiol 46:115-24. 2008
    ..This article attempts to be deliberately speculative, and inevitably subjective, but hopefully at the same time useful to those who have an active interest in these environmentally very important processes...
  6. ncbi request reprint Friedmanniella spumicola sp. nov. and Friedmanniella capsulata sp. nov. from activated sludge foam: gram-positive cocci that grow in aggregates of repeating groups of cocci
    A M Maszenan
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Syst Bacteriol 49:1667-80. 1999
    ..Hence, it is proposed that strain Ben 107T (= ACM 5121T) is named as Friedmanniella spumicola sp. nov. and strain Ben 108T (= ACM 5120T) as Friedmanniella capsulata sp. nov...
  7. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny of the filamentous bacterium 'Nostocoida limicola' III from activated sludge
    J R Liu
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 51:195-202. 2001
    ..limicola' I and 'N. limicola' II, activated sludge filamentous bacteria which share morphological features in common with 'N. limicola' III and which have been presumed historically to be the same or very similar bacteria...
  8. ncbi request reprint Isolates of 'Candidatus Nostocoida limicola' Blackall et al. 2000 should be described as three novel species of the genus Tetrasphaera, as Tetrasphaera jenkinsii sp. nov., Tetrasphaera vanveenii sp. nov. and Tetrasphaera veronensis sp. nov
    C M McKenzie
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria 3552, Australia
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 56:2279-90. 2006
    ..nov. (type strain Ben 70(T)=DSM 17518(T)=NCIMB 14127(T)) and 'Candidatus N. limicola' strains Ver 1 and Ver 2 into Tetrasphaera veronensis sp. nov. (type strain Ver 1(T)=DSM 17520(T)=NCIMB 14129(T))...
  9. ncbi request reprint Structure and functional analysis of the microbial community in an aerobic: anaerobic sequencing batch reactor (SBR) with no phosphorus removal
    Y H Kong
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
    Syst Appl Microbiol 24:597-609. 2001
    ..The low G+C bacteria showing anaerobic glucose assimilation ability were considered responsible for the lactic acid produced anaerobically by this SBR biomass, and M. glycogenica for its high glycogen content...
  10. ncbi request reprint Which are the polyphosphate accumulating organisms in full-scale activated sludge enhanced biological phosphate removal systems in Australia?
    M Beer
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Vic, Australia
    J Appl Microbiol 100:233-43. 2006
    ..To see if the compositions of the microbial communities in full scale enhanced biological phosphorus removal activated sludge systems were the same as those from laboratory scale sequencing batch reactors fed a synthetic sewage...
  11. ncbi request reprint The in situ physiology of "Nostocoida limicola" II, a filamentous bacterial morphotype in bulking activated sludge, using fluorescence in situ hybridization and microautoradiography
    E M Seviour
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria 43550, Australia
    Water Sci Technol 54:47-53. 2006
    ..There was no evidence to suggest that "N. limicola" II preferred hydrophobic substrates, but evidence was produced to support the view that it is metabolically active under anaerobic conditions in activated sludge...
  12. ncbi request reprint Defluvicoccus vanus gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel Gram-negative coccus/coccobacillus in the 'Alphaproteobacteria' from activated sludge
    A M Maszenan
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 55:2105-11. 2005
    ..vanus is considered to represent a new phylogenetic lineage within subgroup 1 of the 'Alphaproteobacteria', the D. vanus subgroup. The type strain is Ben 114(T) (=NCIMB 13612(T)=CIP 107350(T))...
  13. doi request reprint Ecophysiology of polyphosphate-accumulating organisms and glycogen-accumulating organisms in a continuously aerated enhanced biological phosphorus removal process
    S Schroeder
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Vic, Australia
    J Appl Microbiol 105:1412-20. 2008
    ..Attempts were made to see if acetate could be replaced by an alternative carbon source which did not support the growth of the GAO...
  14. doi request reprint Culture conditions affect the chemical composition of the exopolysaccharide synthesized by the fungus Aureobasidium pullulans
    D Orr
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Vic, Australia
    J Appl Microbiol 107:691-8. 2009
    ..To identify if culture conditions affect the chemical composition of exopolysaccharide (EPS) produced by Aureobasidium pullulans...
  15. ncbi request reprint Gene cassette-associated sequences from phosphorus and non-phosphorus removing microbial communities in aerobic:anaerobic sequencing batch reactors
    M Beer
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria 3552, Australia
    Water Sci Technol 54:55-61. 2006
    ..An ORF of unknown function (SBR6-2) was encountered in deteriorated EBPR system with an unexpectedly high frequency, comprising 35% of the gene cassette-associated sequences for that system...
  16. ncbi request reprint Are some putative glycogen accumulating organisms (GAO) in anaerobic : aerobic activated sludge systems members of the alpha-Proteobacteria?
    Michael Beer
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria 3552, Australia
    Microbiology 150:2267-75. 2004
    ..No evidence was found to support an important role for the gamma-Proteobacteria as possible GAO in these communities, although these bacterial populations have been considered in other studies to act as possible competitors for the PAO...
  17. ncbi request reprint The in situ physiology of Skermania piniformis in foams in Australian activated sludge plants
    Kathryn L Eales
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
    Environ Microbiol 8:1712-20. 2006
    ..Based on the substrate uptake data presented here, an anaerobic selector may work for controlling S. piniformis in activated sludge systems...
  18. ncbi request reprint Role of "G-bacteria" in anaerobic substrate uptake in a SBR with no phosphorus removal
    Y H Kong
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
    Water Sci Technol 46:171-8. 2002
    ..Not all of these could assimilate glucose and/or acetate anaerobically, and Amaricoccus, the original "G-bacteria" of Cech and Hartman, was not detected...
  19. ncbi request reprint Pyrolysis mass spectrometry (PyMS) and 16S-23S rDNA spacer region fingerprinting suggests the presence of novel acinetobacters in activated sludge
    E Carr
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
    Syst Appl Microbiol 24:430-42. 2001
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  20. ncbi request reprint Genomic fingerprinting of the 16S-23S gene spacer region suggests that novel Acinetobacter isolates are present in activated sludge
    E Carr
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
    Water Sci Technol 46:449-52. 2002
    ..The results of this study imply the existence of yet unrecognised species of Acinetobacter in activated sludge...
  21. pmc Ecology of the microbial community removing phosphate from wastewater under continuously aerobic conditions in a sequencing batch reactor
    Johwan Ahn
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria 3552, Australia
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:2257-70. 2007
    ....
  22. doi request reprint FACS enrichment and identification of floc-associated alphaproteobacterial tetrad-forming organisms in an activated sludge community
    Simon McIlroy
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Vic, Australia
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 285:130-5. 2008
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  23. pmc Filamentous bacterium Eikelboom type 0092 in activated sludge plants in Australia is a member of the phylum Chloroflexi
    Lachlan Speirs
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, P O Box 199, Bendigo, Victoria 3552, Australia
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:2446-52. 2009
    ..The FISH survey data showed that these two variants appeared together in most but not all of the plants examined. None stained positively for intracellular presence of either poly-beta-hydroxyalkanoates or polyphosphate...
  24. doi request reprint Candidatus Monilibacter spp., common bulking filaments in activated sludge, are members of Cluster III Defluviicoccus
    Tadashi Nittami
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, PO Box 199, Bendigo DC, Victoria 3552, Australia
    Syst Appl Microbiol 32:480-9. 2009
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  25. ncbi request reprint Quadricoccus australiensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a beta-proteobacterium from activated sludge biomass
    A M Maszenan
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Vic, Australia
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 52:223-8. 2002
    ..Based on phenotypic and phylogenetic evidence, it is proposed that strain Ben 117T be designated a novel species in a new genus, Quadricoccus australiensis gen. nov., sp. nov.; the type strain is Ben 117T (= NCIMB 13738T = CIP 107055T)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Design and application of oligonucleotide probes for fluorescent in situ identification of the filamentous bacterial morphotype Nostocoida limicola in activated sludge
    J R Liu
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria 3552, Australia
    Environ Microbiol 3:551-60. 2001
    ..limicola II filaments which responded to the probes designed here were much thinner than the filaments conventionally 'identified' as this morphotype and better fitted the descriptions often used in the literature for N. limicola I...
  27. ncbi request reprint Seven novel species of Acinetobacter isolated from activated sludge
    Emma L Carr
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria 3552, Australia
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 53:953-63. 2003
    ....
  28. pmc Genome sequence and characterization of the Tsukamurella bacteriophage TPA2
    Steve Petrovski
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe Institute for Molecular Sciences, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria 3552, Australia
    Appl Environ Microbiol 77:1389-98. 2011
    ..The genome sequence reveals many novel genes that should inform any future discussion on Tsukamurella phage evolution...
  29. doi request reprint Filamentous members of cluster III Defluviicoccus have the in situ phenotype expected of a glycogen-accumulating organism in activated sludge
    Simon J McIlroy
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 74:248-56. 2010
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Variation of 16S-23S rRNA intergenic spacer regions (ISRs) in Acinetobacter baylyi (strain B2) isolated from activated sludge
    Emma L Carr
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
    Syst Appl Microbiol 27:478-91. 2004
    ..These primers were shown to be highly specific for 3 Acinetobacter baylyi strains based on LISR sequence homogeneity...
  31. doi request reprint Extracting nucleic acids from activated sludge which reflect community population diversity
    Simon J McIlroy
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, P O Box 199, Bendigo, VIC 3552, Australia
    Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 96:593-605. 2009
    ..The failure of the other methods emphasises the need to validate all DNA/RNA extraction protocols. It is recommended that several validated extraction methods be used and the extracts pooled to further minimise any risk of bias...
  32. ncbi request reprint Gordonia defluvii sp. nov., an actinomycete isolated from activated sludge foam
    Jacques A Soddell
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria 3552, Australia
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 56:2265-9. 2006
    ..It is evident from the genotypic and phenotypic data that the three isolates belong to a novel Gordonia species. The name proposed for this taxon is Gordonia defluvii sp. nov.; the type strain is J4(T) (=DSM 44981(T)=NCIMB 14149(T))...
  33. doi request reprint An examination of the mechanisms for stable foam formation in activated sludge systems
    Steve Petrovski
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, PO Box 199, Bendigo, Victoria 3552, Australia
    Water Res 45:2146-54. 2011
    ..The role of surfactants in foaming is poorly understood, but evidence is presented for the first time that surfactin synthesised by Bacillus subtilis may be important...
  34. ncbi request reprint The "Nostocoida limicola" story: resolving the phylogeny of this morphotype responsible for bulking in activated sludge
    R J Seviour
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
    Water Sci Technol 46:105-10. 2002
    ..limicola" III is a member of the Planctomycetales. Design and application of 16S rRNA targeted probes for each to biomass samples suggests that their phylogeny is more diverse than pure culture studies would suggest...
  35. ncbi request reprint Millisia brevis gen. nov., sp. nov., an actinomycete isolated from activated sludge foam
    Jacques A Soddell
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria 3552, Australia
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 56:739-44. 2006
    ..The name proposed for this taxon is Millisia brevis gen. nov., sp. nov.; strain J81T (=DSM 44463T = NRRL B-24424T) is the type strain of Millisia brevis...
  36. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny of the filamentous bacterium Eikelboom Type 1851, and design and application of a 16S rRNA targeted oligonucleotide probe for its fluorescence in situ identification in activated sludge
    Michael Beer
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, 3552, Bendigo, Vic, Australia
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 207:179-83. 2002
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Emended description of the genus Trichococcus, description of Trichococcus collinsii sp. nov., and reclassification of Lactosphaera pasteurii as Trichococcus pasteurii comb. nov. and of Ruminococcus palustris as Trichococcus palustris comb. nov. in the lo
    Jian Rong Liu
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 52:1113-26. 2002
    ..nov. (type strain KoTa2T = DSM 2381T = ATCC 35945T), Trichococcus collinsii sp. nov. (type strain 37AN3*T = DSM 14526T = ATCC BAA-296T, and Trichococcus palustris comb. nov. (type strain Z-7189T = DSM 9172T)...
  38. ncbi request reprint Improved permeabilization protocols for fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) of mycolic-acid-containing bacteria found in foams
    Emma L Carr
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, 3550, Australia
    J Microbiol Methods 61:47-54. 2005
    ....
  39. doi request reprint Unique organization of the 16S-23S intergenic spacer regions of strains of Acinetobacter baylyi provides a means for its identification from other Acinetobacter species
    Christopher Maslunka
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
    J Microbiol Methods 73:227-36. 2008
    ..baylyi could then be determined. Applying the same approach to other species of Acinetobacter showed none shared the same ISR organization as A. baylyi. Its value in typing members of this genus is discussed...
  40. ncbi request reprint Substrate uptake by Gordonia amarae in activated sludge foams by FISH-MAR
    E L Carr
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
    Water Sci Technol 54:39-45. 2006
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Functional analysis of microbial communities in aerobic-anaerobic sequencing batch reactors fed with different phosphorus/carbon (P/C) ratios
    Yun H Kong
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, 3552 Victoria, Australia
    Microbiology 148:2299-307. 2002
    ..Both the alpha- and beta-proteobacterial 'G-bacterial' populations assimilated acetate and synthesized PHA anaerobically. The alpha-Proteobacteria are considered responsible for glycogen production in these SBR systems...
  42. pmc Simple and safe method for simultaneous isolation of microbial RNA and DNA from problematic populations
    Simon McIlroy
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:6806-7. 2008
    ..It has been used successfully to isolate high-quality nucleic acids from pure cultures and environmental populations known to resist widely used extraction protocols...
  43. ncbi request reprint Structure of epiglucan, a highly side-chain/branched (1 --> 3;1 --> 6)-beta-glucan from the micro fungus Epicoccum nigrum Ehrenb. ex Schlecht
    F Schmid
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Vic, Australia
    Carbohydr Res 331:163-71. 2001
    ..The structural analyses do not allow a distinction to be made between structures I and II. [structures: see text] Epiglucan displays non-Newtonian shear thinning rheological properties, typical of these glucans...
  44. pmc The mosaic nature of intergenic 16S-23S rRNA spacer regions suggests rRNA operon copy number variation in Clostridium difficile strains
    Nourkhoda Sadeghifard
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria 3552, Australia
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:7311-23. 2006
    ..difficile...
  45. ncbi request reprint Biochemistry and molecular biology of exocellular fungal beta-(1,3)- and beta-(1,6)-glucanases
    Kirstee Martin
    Biotechnology Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
    FEMS Microbiol Rev 31:168-92. 2007
    ..It also updates the earlier review by Pitson et al. (1993)...
  46. ncbi request reprint In situ identification and characterization of the microbial community structure of full-scale enhanced biological phosphorous removal plants in Japan
    Man Tak Wong
    Department of Civil Engineering, National University of Singapore, Blk E1A, 07 03, Engineering Drive 2, Singapore 117576, Singapore
    Water Res 39:2901-14. 2005
    ..These non-Rhodocyclus-related PAOs included populations from other bacterial divisions and members of the Betaproteobacteria other than those in Rhodocyclus-related group...
  47. ncbi request reprint Emended descriptions of the genus Micrococcus, Micrococcus luteus (Cohn 1872) and Micrococcus lylae (Kloos et al. 1974)
    Monika Wieser
    Institut fur Mikrobiologie und Genetik, Universitat Wien, Austria
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 52:629-37. 2002
    ..On the basis of the results generated in this study, emended descriptions of the genus Micrococcus and the species M. luteus and M. lylae are given...