Nico Boon

Summary

Affiliation: Ghent University
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. pmc Diclofenac and 2-anilinophenylacetate degradation by combined activity of biogenic manganese oxides and silver
    Francis Meerburg
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Department of Biochemical and Microbial Technology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Microb Biotechnol 5:388-95. 2012
  2. pmc Nitric oxide production by the human intestinal microbiota by dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium
    Joan Vermeiren
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    J Biomed Biotechnol 2009:284718. 2009
  3. pmc Sulfide- and nitrite-dependent nitric oxide production in the intestinal tract
    Joan Vermeiren
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Microb Biotechnol 5:379-87. 2012
  4. pmc Bio-palladium: from metal recovery to catalytic applications
    Simon De Corte
    Department of Biochemical and Microbial Technology, Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Microb Biotechnol 5:5-17. 2012
  5. pmc Characterization of Staphylococcus and Corynebacterium clusters in the human axillary region
    Chris Callewaert
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 8:e70538. 2013
  6. pmc Strain-specific transfer of antibiotic resistance from an environmental plasmid to foodborne pathogens
    Eva Van Meervenne
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Food2Know, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    J Biomed Biotechnol 2012:834598. 2012
  7. pmc Repeated pulse feeding induces functional stability in anaerobic digestion
    Jo De Vrieze
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000, Gent, Belgium
    Microb Biotechnol 6:414-24. 2013
  8. pmc Inactivation of Bacillus cereus vegetative cells by gastric acid and bile during in vitro gastrointestinal transit
    Siele Ceuppens
    Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000, Gent, Belgium
    Gut Pathog 4:11. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Nutrient gradients in a granular activated carbon biofilter drives bacterial community organization and dynamics
    Nico Boon
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Water Res 45:6355-61. 2011
  10. pmc Enrichment of a microbial community performing anaerobic oxidation of methane in a continuous high-pressure bioreactor
    Yu Zhang
    State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism and School of Life Science and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Dongchuan RD 800, Shanghai, 200240, P R China
    BMC Microbiol 11:137. 2011

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Publications126 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Diclofenac and 2-anilinophenylacetate degradation by combined activity of biogenic manganese oxides and silver
    Francis Meerburg
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Department of Biochemical and Microbial Technology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Microb Biotechnol 5:388-95. 2012
    ..This paper demonstrates the use of P. putida for water treatment purposes and is the first report of the application of silver combined with biogenic manganese for the removal of organic water contaminants...
  2. pmc Nitric oxide production by the human intestinal microbiota by dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium
    Joan Vermeiren
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    J Biomed Biotechnol 2009:284718. 2009
    ..Further work is needed to elucidate the exact role between NO produced by the gastrointestinal microbiota and host cells...
  3. pmc Sulfide- and nitrite-dependent nitric oxide production in the intestinal tract
    Joan Vermeiren
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Microb Biotechnol 5:379-87. 2012
    ..Our results indicate that dietary thiol compounds in combination with nitrate may contribute to colonocytes damaging processes by promoting NO formation...
  4. pmc Bio-palladium: from metal recovery to catalytic applications
    Simon De Corte
    Department of Biochemical and Microbial Technology, Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Microb Biotechnol 5:5-17. 2012
    ..In addition, some main challenges are discussed, which need to be overcome in order to create a sustainable nanocatalyst. Finally, some outlooks for bio-Pd in environmental technology are presented...
  5. pmc Characterization of Staphylococcus and Corynebacterium clusters in the human axillary region
    Chris Callewaert
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 8:e70538. 2013
    ..A relatively stable axillary microbiome was noticed, although a few subjects evolved towards another stable community. The deodorant usage had a proportional linear influence on the species diversity of the axillary microbiome. ..
  6. pmc Strain-specific transfer of antibiotic resistance from an environmental plasmid to foodborne pathogens
    Eva Van Meervenne
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Food2Know, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    J Biomed Biotechnol 2012:834598. 2012
    ..However, the transfer ratio seemed to be recipient strain dependent. Moreover, the newly acquired resistance genes could turn antibiotic susceptible strains into resistant ones, paving the way to compromise human health...
  7. pmc Repeated pulse feeding induces functional stability in anaerobic digestion
    Jo De Vrieze
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000, Gent, Belgium
    Microb Biotechnol 6:414-24. 2013
    ..These results suggest that the regular application of a limited pulse of organic material and/or a variation in the substrate composition might promote higher functional stability in anaerobic digestion...
  8. pmc Inactivation of Bacillus cereus vegetative cells by gastric acid and bile during in vitro gastrointestinal transit
    Siele Ceuppens
    Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000, Gent, Belgium
    Gut Pathog 4:11. 2012
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  9. doi request reprint Nutrient gradients in a granular activated carbon biofilter drives bacterial community organization and dynamics
    Nico Boon
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Water Res 45:6355-61. 2011
    ..This study showed that GAC biofilter performance is not necessarily correlated to biomass concentration, but rather that an elevated functionality can be the result of increased microbial community richness, evenness and dynamics...
  10. pmc Enrichment of a microbial community performing anaerobic oxidation of methane in a continuous high-pressure bioreactor
    Yu Zhang
    State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism and School of Life Science and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Dongchuan RD 800, Shanghai, 200240, P R China
    BMC Microbiol 11:137. 2011
    ..5, and 8 MPa) stimulated in vitro SR-AOM activity. However, the information on the effect of high-pressure on the microbial community structure and architecture was still lacking...
  11. pmc Differential mucosal expression of Th17-related genes between the inflamed colon and ileum of patients with inflammatory bowel disease
    Sara Bogaert
    Department of Gastroenterology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Immunol 11:61. 2010
    ..Inflammation was quantified by measuring expression of the inflammatory mediators IL8 and TNF...
  12. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary algorithms and flow cytometry to examine the parameters influencing transconjugant formation
    Nico Boon
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, LabMET, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 55:17-27. 2006
    ..This work demonstrates that evolutionary algorithms can be used to find optimal parameter interactions in environmental microbiology...
  13. pmc Aggregate size and architecture determine microbial activity balance for one-stage partial nitritation and anammox
    Siegfried E Vlaeminck
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:900-9. 2010
    ..The hypothesized granulation pathways include granule replication by division and budding and are driven by growth and/or decay based on species-specific physiology and by hydrodynamic shear and mixing...
  14. ncbi request reprint Metabolites produced by Pseudomonas sp. enable a Gram-positive bacterium to achieve extracellular electron transfer
    The Hai Pham
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 77:1119-29. 2008
    ..enable Gram-positive bacteria to achieve extracellular electron transfer. Possibly, this bacterial interaction is a key process in the anodic electron transfer of a MFC, enabling Brevibacillus sp. PTH1 to achieve its dominance...
  15. doi request reprint Nitrate-reducing, sulfide-oxidizing bacteria as microbial oxidants for rapid biological sulfide removal
    Bart De Gusseme
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 67:151-61. 2009
    ..Further long-term incubation experiments revealed the capacity of the bacteria to oxidize sulfide without the presence of nitrate, suggesting that an oxidized redox reserve is present in the culture...
  16. doi request reprint Diclofenac oxidation by biogenic manganese oxides
    Ilse Forrez
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 44:3449-54. 2010
    ..05 mg L(-1)), thus indicating the efficient in situ microbiological regeneration of the oxidant. These results combined with previous studies suggest the potential of BioMnOx for STP effluent polishing...
  17. ncbi request reprint Real-time PCR assay for the simultaneous quantification of nitrifying and denitrifying bacteria in activated sludge
    Joke Geets
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, Ghent, Belgium
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 75:211-21. 2007
    ..These results demonstrate that the method is a fast and accurate tool for the analysis of the (de)nitrifying community structure and size in both natural and engineered environmental samples...
  18. doi request reprint Biogenic palladium enhances diatrizoate removal from hospital wastewater in a microbial electrolysis cell
    Bart De Gusseme
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 45:5737-45. 2011
    ....
  19. pmc Microbial community analysis of anodes from sediment microbial fuel cells powered by rhizodeposits of living rice plants
    Liesje De Schamphelaire
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:2002-8. 2010
    ..Closed-circuit anodes in potting soil were enriched with Desulfobulbus-like species, members of the family Geobacteraceae, and as yet uncultured representatives of the domain Archaea...
  20. doi request reprint Doping of biogenic Pd catalysts with Au enables dechlorination of diclofenac at environmental conditions
    Simon De Corte
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Water Res 46:2718-26. 2012
    ..This study shows that doping of bio-Pd nanoparticles with Au(0) can be a promising approach for the reductive treatment of wastewaters containing halogenated contaminants...
  21. doi request reprint Biosupported bimetallic Pd-Au nanocatalysts for dechlorination of environmental contaminants
    Simon De Corte
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 45:8506-13. 2011
    ..This study demonstrates that the catalytic activity and functionality of possibly environmentally more benign biosupported Pd-catalysts can be improved by coprecipitation with Au...
  22. ncbi request reprint Poly-beta-hydroxybutyrate-accumulating bacteria protect gnotobiotic Artemia franciscana from pathogenic Vibrio campbellii
    Dirk Halet
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 60:363-9. 2007
    ..campbellii strain. Our data indicate that PHB-accumulating bacteria, such as B. denitrificans PHB2, could be used as an an effective and economically interesting alternative strategy to control infections in aquaculture...
  23. ncbi request reprint Partial nitrification achieved by pulse sulfide doses in a sequential batch reactor
    Tuba H Erguder
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 42:8715-20. 2008
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Removal of diatrizoate with catalytically active membranes incorporating microbially produced palladium nanoparticles
    Tom Hennebel
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Water Res 44:1498-506. 2010
    ..This work showed that membrane contactors with encapsulated biogenic nanoparticles can be instrumental for treatment of water contaminated with diatrizoate...
  25. doi request reprint Virus disinfection in water by biogenic silver immobilized in polyvinylidene fluoride membranes
    Bart De Gusseme
    Department of Biochemical and Microbiological Technology, Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Water Res 45:1856-64. 2011
    ..A virus decline of more than 3 log was achieved at a membrane flux of 75 L m(-2) h(-1), showing the potential of this membrane technology for water disinfection on small scale...
  26. doi request reprint Dehalogenation of environmental pollutants in microbial electrolysis cells with biogenic palladium nanoparticles
    Tom Hennebel
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Biotechnol Lett 33:89-95. 2011
    ..These results suggest that MECs can produce H(2) in a sustainable way to provide an economical interesting reactant for bio-Pd catalyzed dehalogenation reactions...
  27. doi request reprint Convergent dynamics of the juvenile European sea bass gut microbiota induced by poly-β-hydroxybutyrate
    Peter De Schryver
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Environ Microbiol 13:1042-51. 2011
    ..The results are discussed in the framework of hypotheses that try to relate the intestinal microbial community composition to the health status of the host organisms...
  28. doi request reprint PHB-degrading bacteria isolated from the gastrointestinal tract of aquatic animals as protective actors against luminescent vibriosis
    Yiying Liu
    Laboratory of Aquaculture and Artemia Reference Center, Ghent University, Rozier, Ghent, Belgium
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 74:196-204. 2010
    ..Thus, the combined supplementation of a PHB-degrading bacterium and PHB as a synbioticum provides perspectives for improving the gastrointestinal health of aquatic animals...
  29. ncbi request reprint The phylogeny of the genus Nitrobacter based on comparative rep-PCR, 16S rRNA and nitrite oxidoreductase gene sequence analysis
    Bram Vanparys
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Department of Biochemistry, Physiology and Microbiology, Ghent University, K L Ledeganckstraat 35, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Syst Appl Microbiol 30:297-308. 2007
    ..They can be a valuable additional tool for phylogenetic analysis within the genus Nitrobacter and can assist in the identification of new Nitrobacter isolates...
  30. pmc Catalytic dechlorination of diclofenac by biogenic palladium in a microbial electrolysis cell
    Bart De Gusseme
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Microb Biotechnol 5:396-402. 2012
    ..Nevertheless, reductive catalysis coupled to sustainable hydrogen production in a MEC offers potential to lower the release of micropollutants from point-sources such as hospital WWTPs...
  31. pmc Survival and germination of Bacillus cereus spores without outgrowth or enterotoxin production during in vitro simulation of gastrointestinal transit
    Siele Ceuppens
    Ghent University, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Laboratory of Food Microbiology and Food Preservation LFMFP, Ghent, Belgium
    Appl Environ Microbiol 78:7698-705. 2012
    ..cereus in the gastrointestinal lumen. The results obtained support the hypothesis that localized interaction of B. cereus with the host's epithelium is required for diarrheal food poisoning...
  32. ncbi request reprint Palladium nanoparticles produced by fermentatively cultivated bacteria as catalyst for diatrizoate removal with biogenic hydrogen
    Tom Hennebel
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Department of Biochemical and Microbial Technology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 91:1435-45. 2011
    ..This study demonstrates the possibility to use the combination of Pd(II), a carbon source and bacteria under fermentative conditions for the abatement of environmental halogenated contaminants...
  33. pmc Quantifying community dynamics of nitrifiers in functionally stable reactors
    Lieven Wittebolle
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:286-93. 2008
    ..The value of these parameters in terms of tools to assist the operation of activated-sludge systems is discussed...
  34. pmc Accumulation of trans C18:1 fatty acids in the rumen after dietary algal supplementation is associated with changes in the Butyrivibrio community
    Charlotte Boeckaert
    Laboratory for Animal Nutrition and Animal Product Quality, Ghent University, Proefhoevestraat 10, 9090 Melle, Belgium
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:6923-30. 2008
    ..In addition, 20% of the clones from a randomly selected rumen sample were related to the C(18:0)-producing branch, although the associated C(18:0) concentration decreased through supplementation of the diet with algae...
  35. doi request reprint Biogenic metals for the oxidative and reductive removal of pharmaceuticals, biocides and iodinated contrast media in a polishing membrane bioreactor
    Ilse Forrez
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Water Res 45:1763-73. 2011
    ..Overall, the results indicate that Mn oxide and Pd coupled to microbial catalysis offer novel potential for advanced water treatment...
  36. ncbi request reprint Reactivation of aerobic and anaerobic ammonium oxidizers in OLAND biomass after long-term storage
    Siegfried E Vlaeminck
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 74:1376-84. 2007
    ..The possibility to store OLAND biomass will facilitate research on AnAOB and can overcome larger-scale start-up and inhibition problems of novel nitrogen processes involving AnAOB...
  37. ncbi request reprint One-stage partial nitritation/anammox at 15 °C on pretreated sewage: feasibility demonstration at lab-scale
    Haydée De Clippeleir
    Laboratory for Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000, Gent, Belgium
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 97:10199-210. 2013
    ..Moreover, a balance should be found in the future between the increased NO and N₂O emissions and a decreased energy consumption to justify OLAND mainstream treatment...
  38. doi request reprint Anaerobic digestibility of marine microalgae Phaeodactylum tricornutum in a lab-scale anaerobic membrane bioreactor
    Carlos Zamalloa
    Faculty of Bioscience Engineering Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 93:859-69. 2012
    ..Overall, 1 kg of algae dry matter (DM) could be valorized in the form of biogas ( euro 2.07), N and P in the effluent (euro 0.02) and N and P in the digestate (euro 0.04), thus totaling about euro 2.13 per kilogram algae DM...
  39. doi request reprint The use of liposomes to differentiate between the effects of nickel accumulation and altered food quality in Daphnia magna exposed to dietary nickel
    Roel Evens
    Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology, Ghent University, Belgium
    Aquat Toxicol 109:80-9. 2012
    ....
  40. pmc Biogenic silver for disinfection of water contaminated with viruses
    Bart De Gusseme
    Department of Biochemical and Microbiological Technology, Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:1082-7. 2010
    ..5-log decrease could be obtained with the original filter. This is the first report to demonstrate the antiviral efficacy of extracellular biogenic Ag(0) and its promising opportunities for continuous water disinfection...
  41. ncbi request reprint Nitrogen removal from digested black water by one-stage partial nitritation and anammox
    Siegfried E Vlaeminck
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 43:5035-41. 2009
    ....
  42. doi request reprint Effects of poly-β-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) on Siberian sturgeon (Acipenser baerii) fingerlings performance and its gastrointestinal tract microbial community
    Ebrahim H Najdegerami
    Laboratory of Aquaculture and Artemia Reference Center, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 79:25-33. 2012
    ..Overall, our results indicate that PHB act as microbial control agents and replacement of 2% of Siberian sturgeon fingerling diet with PHB has beneficial effects...
  43. doi request reprint Long-chain acylhomoserine lactones increase the anoxic ammonium oxidation rate in an OLAND biofilm
    Haydée De Clippeleir
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 90:1511-9. 2011
    ..Future work should confirm which species are responsible for the in situ production of C(12)-HSL in AnAOB-based applications...
  44. doi request reprint Influence of manganese and ammonium oxidation on the removal of 17 alpha-ethinylestradiol (EE2)
    Ilse Forrez
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Water Res 43:77-86. 2009
    ..EE2 removal by manganese-oxidizing bacteria was inhibited by NH(4)(+). These results indicate that the metabolic properties of nitrifiers can be employed to polish water containing EE2 based estrogenic activity...
  45. pmc High shear enrichment improves the performance of the anodophilic microbial consortium in a microbial fuel cell
    Hai The Pham
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Microb Biotechnol 1:487-96. 2008
    ..The results showed that enrichment by applying high shear rates in an MFC can result in a specific electrochemically active biofilm that is thicker and denser and attaches better, and hence has a better performance...
  46. doi request reprint Loading rate and external resistance control the electricity generation of microbial fuel cells with different three-dimensional anodes
    Peter Aelterman
    Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Bioresour Technol 99:8895-902. 2008
    ..5 Omega)Am(-3)TAC. Operating a MFC at an external resistance close to its internal resistance, allows to increase the current generation from enhanced loading rates while maximizing the power generation...
  47. ncbi request reprint Open air biocathode enables effective electricity generation with microbial fuel cells
    Peter Clauwaert
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 41:7564-9. 2007
    ..9-3.8 reduced the volumetric power output by 60-67%. Biocathodes alleviate the need to use noble or non-noble catalysts for the reduction of oxygen, which increases substantially the viability and sustainability of MFCs...
  48. doi request reprint Environmental factors shaping the ecological niches of ammonia-oxidizing archaea
    Tuba H Erguder
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Gent University, Gent, Belgium
    FEMS Microbiol Rev 33:855-69. 2009
    ..It is proposed that the AOA might be important actors within the nitrogen cycle in low-nutrient, low-pH, and sulfide-containing environments...
  49. ncbi request reprint Microbial fuel cells for sulfide removal
    Korneel Rabaey
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 40:5218-24. 2006
    ..This demonstrates that digester effluents can be polished by a MFC for both residual carbon and sulfur compounds. The recovery of electrons from sulfides implies a recovery of energy otherwise lost in the methane digester...
  50. ncbi request reprint Biological denitrification in microbial fuel cells
    Peter Clauwaert
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 41:3354-60. 2007
    ....
  51. pmc Isolation and characterization of human intestinal bacteria capable of transforming the dietary carcinogen 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine
    Lynn Vanhaecke
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:1469-77. 2008
    ..Whether it is a detoxification is still a matter of debate, since PhIP-M1 has been shown to be cytotoxic toward Caco-2 cells but is not mutagenic in the Ames assay...
  52. doi request reprint Application of a molecular based approach for the early detection of short term 3-chloroaniline shock loads on activated sludge bacterial community and functionality
    Massimo Marzorati
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B9000 Gent, Belgium
    N Biotechnol 30:763-71. 2013
    ....
  53. doi request reprint High-rate iron-rich activated sludge as stabilizing agent for the anaerobic digestion of kitchen waste
    Jo De Vrieze
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    Water Res 47:3732-41. 2013
    ..Methane production rates were clearly influenced by the total numbers of archaea in the different reactors. This study showed that Fe-rich A-sludge and kitchen waste are suitable for co-digestion...
  54. doi request reprint Barcoded pyrosequencing analysis of the microbial community in a simulator of the human gastrointestinal tract showed a colon region-specific microbiota modulation for two plant-derived polysaccharide blends
    Massimo Marzorati
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 103:409-20. 2013
    ..e. bifidobacteria or lactobacilli)-conventional molecular ecological approaches, such as PCR-DGGE and qPCR, still remain a very useful complementary tool...
  55. pmc Planktonic versus biofilm catabolic communities: importance of the biofilm for species selection and pesticide degradation
    Pieter Verhagen
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Appl Environ Microbiol 77:4728-35. 2011
    ....
  56. doi request reprint Flow cytometry for fast microbial community fingerprinting
    Karen De Roy
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Water Res 46:907-19. 2012
    ..Generally, the method can be used as a fast fingerprinting method of microbial communities in aquatic samples and as a tool to detect shifts within these communities...
  57. doi request reprint Poly-beta-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) increases growth performance and intestinal bacterial range-weighted richness in juvenile European sea bass, Dicentrarchus labrax
    Peter De Schryver
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 86:1535-41. 2010
    ..From our results, it seems that PHB can have a beneficial effect on fish growth performance and that the intestinal bacterial community structure may be closely related to this phenomenon...
  58. doi request reprint Remediation of trichloroethylene by bio-precipitated and encapsulated palladium nanoparticles in a fixed bed reactor
    Tom Hennebel
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Chemosphere 76:1221-5. 2009
    ..This work showed that fixed bed reactors with bio-Pd polyurethane cubes can be instrumental for remediation of water contaminated with trichloroethylene...
  59. ncbi request reprint Production of acylated homoserine lactones by Aeromonas and Pseudomonas strains isolated from municipal activated sludge
    Fernando Morgan-Sagastume
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Can J Microbiol 51:924-33. 2005
    ..These results may indicate the possible presence of AHLs in municipal activated sludge. The potential roles of AHL in this eco system are briefly discussed...
  60. doi request reprint Biological removal of 17alpha-ethinylestradiol by a nitrifier enrichment culture in a membrane bioreactor
    Bart De Gusseme
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, Gent, Belgium
    Water Res 43:2493-503. 2009
    ....
  61. doi request reprint Biocatalytic dechlorination of trichloroethylene with bio-palladium in a pilot-scale membrane reactor
    Tom Hennebel
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Biotechnol Bioeng 102:995-1002. 2009
    ....
  62. doi request reprint Bacterial invasion potential in water is determined by nutrient availability and the indigenous community
    Sam Van Nevel
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 85:593-603. 2013
    ..Either extensive carbon or phosphate limitation can be used in water treatment design in order to obtain a DW which is not susceptible for unwanted bacterial growth...
  63. doi request reprint Diversity of Bacillus cereus group strains is reflected in their broad range of pathogenicity and diverse ecological lifestyles
    Siele Ceuppens
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology and Food Preservation, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 84:433-50. 2013
    ....
  64. doi request reprint Conversion of biogas to bioproducts by algae and methane oxidizing bacteria
    David Van der Ha
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 46:13425-31. 2012
    ..Based on these results, a biotechnological approach is discussed whereby all kinds of biogas can be transformed into valuable bioproducts...
  65. doi request reprint Environmental conditions and community evenness determine the outcome of biological invasion
    Karen De Roy
    Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Nat Commun 4:1383. 2013
    ....
  66. doi request reprint Strategies to mitigate N2O emissions from biological nitrogen removal systems
    Joachim Desloover
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 23:474-82. 2012
    ..These strategies require validation for their effectiveness and costs at full-scale...
  67. ncbi request reprint Community dynamics of methanotrophic bacteria during composting of organic matter
    Dirk Halet
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    J Biosci Bioeng 101:297-302. 2006
    ..This study confirmed the population dynamics, as seen for general groups such as bacteria and fungi during composting, for a very specific and sensitive group of bacteria, it is the type I methanotrophs...
  68. doi request reprint Efficient total nitrogen removal in an ammonia gas biofilter through high-rate OLAND
    Haydée De Clippeleir
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 46:8826-33. 2012
    ..This study demonstrated for the first time highly effective and sustainable autotrophic ammonia removal in a gas biofilter and therefore shows the appealing potential of the OLAND process to treat ammonia containing gaseous streams...
  69. doi request reprint Impact of intestinal microbiota and gastrointestinal conditions on the in vitro survival and growth of Bacillus cereus
    Siele Ceuppens
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology and Food Preservation LFMFP, Department of Food Safety and Food Quality, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Food Microbiol 155:241-6. 2012
    ..Besides the numbers of intestinal bacteria, the nutrition and composition of the intestinal community were also very important for the growth inhibition of B. cereus...
  70. ncbi request reprint Nitric oxide reductase (norB) gene sequence analysis reveals discrepancies with nitrite reductase (nir) gene phylogeny in cultivated denitrifiers
    Kim Heylen
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Department of Biochemistry, Physiology and Microbiology, Ghent University, K L Ledeganckstraat 35, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Environ Microbiol 9:1072-7. 2007
    ..Comparison of nir and norB phylogeny revealed that genetic linkage of both genes is not widespread among denitrifiers. Thus, independent evolution of the genes for both nitrogen oxide reductases does also occur...
  71. ncbi request reprint N-acyl homoserine lactone-degrading microbial enrichment cultures isolated from Penaeus vannamei shrimp gut and their probiotic properties in Brachionus plicatilis cultures
    Nguyen Thi Ngoc Tinh
    Laboratory of Aquaculture and Artemia Reference Center, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 62:45-53. 2007
    ..harveyi. These AHL-degrading ECs need to be tested in other aquatic systems for their probiotic properties, preferably in combination with specific AI-2-degrading bacteria...
  72. ncbi request reprint The incidence of nirS and nirK and their genetic heterogeneity in cultivated denitrifiers
    Kim Heylen
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Department of Biochemistry, Physiology and Microbiology, Ghent University, K L Ledeganckstraat 35, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Environ Microbiol 8:2012-21. 2006
    ....
  73. doi request reprint Denitrification is a common feature among members of the genus Bacillus
    Ines Verbaendert
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Ghent University, K L Ledeganckstraat 35, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Syst Appl Microbiol 34:385-91. 2011
    ..The outcome of the isolation campaign and screening of reference strain set suggest that bacilli may be potential contributors to denitrification in terrestrial and possibly other ecosystems...
  74. pmc Cultivation of denitrifying bacteria: optimization of isolation conditions and diversity study
    Kim Heylen
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Department of Biochemistry, Physiology and Microbiology, Ghent University, K L Ledeganckstraat 35, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:2637-43. 2006
    ..This study revealed a much more diverse denitrifying community than that previously described in cultivation-dependent research on activated sludge...
  75. doi request reprint The inoculum effect on the ammonia-oxidizing bacterial communities in parallel sequential batch reactors
    Lieven Wittebolle
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Water Res 43:4149-58. 2009
    ..These observations indicate that community characteristics such as the extent of biodiversity and dynamics are more important indicators of good microbial functionality than the presence of certain specific species...
  76. doi request reprint Use of Pseudomonas species producing phenazine-based metabolites in the anodes of microbial fuel cells to improve electricity generation
    The Hai Pham
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 80:985-93. 2008
    ..The results demonstrated the electron-shuttling effect of phenazine-based compounds produced by Pseudomonas species and their capacity to improve the performance of MFCs operated with mixed cultures...
  77. doi request reprint Virus removal by biogenic cerium
    Bart De Gusseme
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 44:6350-6. 2010
    ..Given the fact that virus removal with 50 mg L(-1) Ce(III) as CeNO(3) was lower, the presence of the bacterial carrier matrix in bio-Ce significantly enhanced virus removal...
  78. doi request reprint A method for the specific detection of resident bacteria in brine shrimp larvae
    Yufeng Niu
    Laboratory of Aquaculture and Artemia Reference Center, Ghent University, Rozier 44, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    J Microbiol Methods 89:33-7. 2012
    ..This effective technique has several advantages over alternative methods, with respect of ease of use and rapidity...
  79. doi request reprint Biocathodic nitrous oxide removal in bioelectrochemical systems
    Joachim Desloover
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 45:10557-66. 2011
    ..To our knowledge, this study provides for the first time proof of concept of biocathodic N(2)O removal at long-term without the need for high temperatures and expensive catalysts...
  80. doi request reprint Quorum sensing and quorum quenching in Vibrio harveyi: lessons learned from in vivo work
    Tom Defoirdt
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    ISME J 2:19-26. 2008
    ..Subsequently, quorum quenching by halogenated furanones is discussed and finally, some directions for further research are presented...
  81. ncbi request reprint Microbial fuel cells generating electricity from rhizodeposits of rice plants
    Liesje De Schamphelaire
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 42:3053-8. 2008
    ..This process offers the potential of light-driven power generation from living plants in a nondestructive way. Sustainable power productions up to 330 W ha(-1) could be attributed to the oxidation of the plant-derived compounds...
  82. doi request reprint Initial community evenness favours functionality under selective stress
    Lieven Wittebolle
    LabMET, Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Nature 458:623-6. 2009
    ..Further unravelling how evenness influences ecosystem processes in natural and humanized environments constitutes a major future conceptual challenge...
  83. ncbi request reprint Alternatives to antibiotics to control bacterial infections: luminescent vibriosis in aquaculture as an example
    Tom Defoirdt
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Trends Biotechnol 25:472-9. 2007
    ..Therefore, to make the aquaculture industry more sustainable, new strategies to control infections are urgently needed...
  84. pmc Inactivation of murine norovirus 1 and Bacteroides fragilis phage B40-8 by mesophilic and thermophilic anaerobic digestion of pig slurry
    Leen Baert
    Department of Food Safety and Food Quality, Laboratory of Food Microbiology and Food Preservation, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:2013-7. 2010
    ..Bacteroides fragilis phage B40-8, employed as a universal viral model, was lowered by 2.5 log after 7 days. The viral titer declined due to temperature and matrix effects...
  85. ncbi request reprint Past, present and future applications of flow cytometry in aquatic microbiology
    Yingying Wang
    LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Trends Biotechnol 28:416-24. 2010
    ..Exciting future prospects for the applications of FCM in aquatic microbiology are also discussed based on current scientific and practical needs...
  86. ncbi request reprint Copper enhances the activity and salt resistance of mixed methane-oxidizing communities
    David Van der Ha
    Ghent University, Belgium
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 87:2355-63. 2010
    ....
  87. doi request reprint A sustainable, carbon neutral methane oxidation by a partnership of methane oxidizing communities and microalgae
    David Van der Ha
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    Water Res 45:2845-54. 2011
    ....
  88. ncbi request reprint Stereospecific effect of hexachlorocyclohexane on activity and structure of soil methanotrophic communities
    Birgit Mertens
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Environ Microbiol 7:660-9. 2005
    ....
  89. doi request reprint Enhanced nitrogen removal in bio-electrochemical systems by pH control
    Peter Clauwaert
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Biotechnol Lett 31:1537-43. 2009
    ..Therefore, the results suggest that an appropriate pH adjustment strategy is necessary to allow a sustained and enhanced biological activity in bio-electrochemical systems...
  90. doi request reprint Regulation of toxin production by Bacillus cereus and its food safety implications
    Siele Ceuppens
    Ghent University, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Laboratory of Food Microbiology and Food Preservation, Ghent, Belgium
    Crit Rev Microbiol 37:188-213. 2011
    ..The food safety aspects and management tools such as temperature control, food preservatives and modified atmosphere packaging are discussed specifically for B. cereus emetic and diarrheal toxin production...
  91. pmc Outlook for benefits of sediment microbial fuel cells with two bio-electrodes
    Liesje De Schamphelaire
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Microb Biotechnol 1:446-62. 2008
    ..Both reactions imply a low cost and a high electrode potential and are of interest for reactor-type MFCs as well as for SMFCs...
  92. doi request reprint Effects of chemically and electrochemically dosed chlorine on Escherichia coli and Legionella beliardensis assessed by flow cytometry
    Yingying Wang
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 87:331-41. 2010
    ..Electrochemical disinfection is suggested to be a favorable alternative for chemical disinfection...
  93. doi request reprint Degradation of acetaminophen by Delftia tsuruhatensis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a membrane bioreactor
    Bart De Gusseme
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Water Res 45:1829-37. 2011
    ..These results suggest that the specific enrichment of a microbial consortium in an MBR operated at a high sludge age might be a promising strategy for post-treatment of WWTP effluents containing pharmaceuticals...
  94. doi request reprint Lactic acid bacteria as reducing and capping agent for the fast and efficient production of silver nanoparticles
    Liesje Sintubin
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000, Gent, Belgium
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 84:741-9. 2009
    ..With increasing pH, silver recovery increased as well as the reduction rate as indicated by UV-VIS analyses. This study demonstrated that Lactobacillus spp. can be used for a rapid and efficient production of silver nanoparticles...
  95. pmc Bioaugmentation as a tool to protect the structure and function of an activated-sludge microbial community against a 3-chloroaniline shock load
    Nico Boon
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences, Ghent University, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Appl Environ Microbiol 69:1511-20. 2003
    ....
  96. ncbi request reprint Real time PCR quantification in groundwater of the dehalorespiring Desulfitobacterium dichloroeliminans strain DCA1
    Hilde Van Raemdonck
    Ghent University, Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    J Microbiol Methods 67:294-303. 2006
    ..This RTm PCR assay can be used to survey the abundance and kinetics of strain DCA1 in in situ bioaugmentation field studies...
  97. ncbi request reprint Introduction of a boost of Legionella pneumophila into a stagnant-water model by heat treatment
    Han Vervaeren
    Laboratory Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 58:583-92. 2006
    ..pneumophila in water systems. These results highlight the need for additional or alternative measures to heat treatment of water in order to prevent or abate potential outbreaks of L. pneumophila...
  98. doi request reprint Quantification methods for Bacillus cereus vegetative cells and spores in the gastrointestinal environment
    Siele Ceuppens
    Ghent University, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Laboratory of Food Microbiology and Food Preservation LFMFP, Ghent, Belgium
    J Microbiol Methods 83:202-10. 2010
    ..In conclusion, both plating and qPCR were necessary to yield the maximal information regarding the viability and physiology of the B. cereus population in various gastrointestinal compartments...
  99. ncbi request reprint Isolation and characterisation of an equol-producing mixed microbial culture from a human faecal sample and its activity under gastrointestinal conditions
    Karel Decroos
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Arch Microbiol 183:45-55. 2005
    ..Furthermore, the equol-producing capacity of the isolated culture was maintained upon its addition to a faecal culture originating from a non-equol-producing individual...
  100. ncbi request reprint Cell density related H2 consumption in relation to anoxic Fe(0) corrosion and precipitation of corrosion products by Shewanella oneidensis MR-1
    Wim De Windt
    Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology LabMET, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Environ Microbiol 5:1192-202. 2003
    ..Homoserine lactone-like molecules were detected in the supernatant by a bio-assay, suggesting the involvement of a quorum-sensing regulatory mechanism...
  101. doi request reprint Multi-method approach indicates no presence of sub-lethally injured Listeria monocytogenes cells after mild heat treatment
    Mieke Uyttendaele
    Laboratory of Food Microbiology and Food Preservation, Department of Food Safety and Food Quality, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Food Microbiol 123:262-8. 2008
    ..Overall, there was no indication of sub-lethal injury in L. monocytogenes cells after mild heat treatment...