A J M Stams

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Affiliation: Wageningen University
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Reductive dechlorination of beta-hexachlorocyclohexane (beta-HCH) by a Dehalobacter species in coculture with a Sedimentibacter sp
    Wim van Doesburg
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 54:87-95. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Exocellular electron transfer in anaerobic microbial communities
    Alfons J M Stams
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Hesselink van Suchtelenweg 4, 6703 CT, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Environ Microbiol 8:371-82. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Electron transfer in syntrophic communities of anaerobic bacteria and archaea
    Alfons J M Stams
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Dreijenplein 10, 6703 HB Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Nat Rev Microbiol 7:568-77. 2009
  4. pmc 1,3-Propanediol production from glycerol by a newly isolated Trichococcus strain
    Antonie H van Gelder
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Microb Biotechnol 5:573-8. 2012
  5. pmc Formate formation and formate conversion in biological fuels production
    Bryan R Crable
    Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, USA
    Enzyme Res 2011:532536. 2011
  6. pmc Genome analysis and physiological comparison of Alicycliphilus denitrificans strains BC and K601(T.)
    Margreet J Oosterkamp
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 8:e66971. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Role of syntrophic microbial communities in high-rate methanogenic bioreactors
    Alfons J M Stams
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Dreijenplein 10, 6703 HB, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Water Sci Technol 66:352-62. 2012
  8. pmc Long-term performance and microbial community analysis of a full-scale synthesis gas fed reactor treating sulfate- and zinc-rich wastewater
    Bernd H G W van Houten
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Dreijenplein 10, 6703 HB, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 84:555-63. 2009
  9. pmc Growth of Pseudomonas chloritidismutans AW-1(T) on n-alkanes with chlorate as electron acceptor
    Farrakh Mehboob
    Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 83:739-47. 2009
  10. pmc Citric acid wastewater as electron donor for biological sulfate reduction
    Alfons J M Stams
    Wageningen University, Dreijenplein, The Netherlands
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 83:957-63. 2009

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Publications77

  1. ncbi request reprint Reductive dechlorination of beta-hexachlorocyclohexane (beta-HCH) by a Dehalobacter species in coculture with a Sedimentibacter sp
    Wim van Doesburg
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 54:87-95. 2005
    ..requires the presence of Sedimentibacter for growth and dechlorination, but the function of the latter bacterium is not clear. This is the first report on the metabolic dechlorination of beta-HCH by a defined anaerobic bacterial culture...
  2. ncbi request reprint Exocellular electron transfer in anaerobic microbial communities
    Alfons J M Stams
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Hesselink van Suchtelenweg 4, 6703 CT, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Environ Microbiol 8:371-82. 2006
    ..Furthermore, this separation is essential in the donation or acceptance of electrons in some environmental technological processes, e.g. soil remediation, wastewater purification and corrosion...
  3. doi request reprint Electron transfer in syntrophic communities of anaerobic bacteria and archaea
    Alfons J M Stams
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Dreijenplein 10, 6703 HB Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Nat Rev Microbiol 7:568-77. 2009
    ..Anaerobic methane oxidation coupled to sulphate reduction is also carried out by syntrophic communities of bacteria and archaea but, as we discuss, the exact mechanism of this syntrophic interaction is not yet understood...
  4. pmc 1,3-Propanediol production from glycerol by a newly isolated Trichococcus strain
    Antonie H van Gelder
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Microb Biotechnol 5:573-8. 2012
    ..Therefore, strain ES5 may be an appropriate catalyst for the biotechnological production of 1,3-propanediol from glycerol at low ambient temperature...
  5. pmc Formate formation and formate conversion in biological fuels production
    Bryan R Crable
    Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, USA
    Enzyme Res 2011:532536. 2011
    ..Here, we review the enzymes involved in the interconversion of formate and discuss potential applications for biofuels production...
  6. pmc Genome analysis and physiological comparison of Alicycliphilus denitrificans strains BC and K601(T.)
    Margreet J Oosterkamp
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 8:e66971. 2013
    ..Strain BC also contains all genes of the ortho-cleavage pathway. The large number of mono- and dioxygenase genes in the genomes suggests that the two strains have a broader substrate range than known thus far. ..
  7. doi request reprint Role of syntrophic microbial communities in high-rate methanogenic bioreactors
    Alfons J M Stams
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Dreijenplein 10, 6703 HB, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Water Sci Technol 66:352-62. 2012
    ..This finding indicates that the microbial community composition can be further optimized to achieve even higher rates...
  8. pmc Long-term performance and microbial community analysis of a full-scale synthesis gas fed reactor treating sulfate- and zinc-rich wastewater
    Bernd H G W van Houten
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Dreijenplein 10, 6703 HB, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 84:555-63. 2009
    ..The long-term performance and stability together with the ability to control methanogenesis demonstrates that synthesis gas fed reactor can be used successfully at full scale to treat metal and sulfate-rich wastewater...
  9. pmc Growth of Pseudomonas chloritidismutans AW-1(T) on n-alkanes with chlorate as electron acceptor
    Farrakh Mehboob
    Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 83:739-47. 2009
    ..The strain degrades n-alkanes with oxygen and chlorate but not with nitrate, thus suggesting that the strain employs oxygenase-dependent pathways for the breakdown of n-alkanes...
  10. pmc Citric acid wastewater as electron donor for biological sulfate reduction
    Alfons J M Stams
    Wageningen University, Dreijenplein, The Netherlands
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 83:957-63. 2009
    ..5% ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene sequence similarity). The closest relative of strain S101 was Veillonella montepellierensis with an rRNA gene sequence similarity of 96.7%. Both strains had a complementary substrate range...
  11. ncbi request reprint Metabolic interactions in methanogenic and sulfate-reducing bioreactors
    A J M Stams
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Hesselink van Suchtelenweg 4, 6703 CT Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Water Sci Technol 52:13-20. 2005
    ..By contrast, acetoclastic methanogens can compete reasonably well with acetate-degrading sulfate reducers. Sulfate-reducing bacteria grow much faster on propionate and butyrate than syntrophic consortia...
  12. ncbi request reprint Metabolic interactions between methanogenic consortia and anaerobic respiring bacteria
    A J M Stams
    Wageningen University and Research Centre, Laboratory of Microbiology, Hesselink van Suchtelenweg 4, 6703 CT Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Adv Biochem Eng Biotechnol 81:31-56. 2003
    ..Due to the few studies in anaerobic digesters, many of our discussions are based upon studies of defined cultures or natural ecosystems...
  13. ncbi request reprint Effect of carbon monoxide, hydrogen and sulfate on thermophilic (55 degrees C) hydrogenogenic carbon monoxide conversion in two anaerobic bioreactor sludges
    J Sipma
    Sub Department of Environmental Technology, Wageningen University, Bomenweg 2, P O Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 64:421-8. 2004
    ..6 bar), indicating that CO-rich synthesis gas can be used efficiently as an electron donor for biological sulfate reduction...
  14. pmc Degradation of methanethiol by methylotrophic methanogenic archaea in a lab-scale upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor
    F A M de Bok
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:7540-7. 2006
    ..Interestingly, the enrichments could be sustained only in the presence of MT and did not utilize any of the other typical substrates for methylotrophic methanogens, such as methanol, methyl amine, or dimethylsulfide...
  15. ncbi request reprint Pseudomonas chloritidismutans sp. nov., a non-denitrifying, chlorate-reducing bacterium
    A F W M Wolterink
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, H van Suchtelenweg 4, 6703 CT Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 52:2183-90. 2002
    ..nov. The type strain is strain AW-1(T) (= DSM 13592(T) = ATCC BAA-443(T))...
  16. ncbi request reprint Competition for H2 between sulfate reducers, methanogens and homoacetogens in a gas-lift reactor
    J Weijma
    Sub Department of Environmental Technology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    Water Sci Technol 45:75-80. 2002
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Methanomethylovorans thermophila sp. nov., a thermophilic, methylotrophic methanogen from an anaerobic reactor fed with methanol
    B Jiang
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Hesselink van Suchtelenweg 4, 6703 CT Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 55:2465-70. 2005
    ..On the basis of these results, strain L2FAW(T) (=DSM 17232T=ATCC BAA-1173T) represents the type strain of a novel species, for which the name Methanomethylovorans thermophila sp. nov. is proposed...
  18. ncbi request reprint Interspecies electron transfer in methanogenic propionate degrading consortia
    F A M de Bok
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Hesselink van Suchtelenweg 4, Wageningen 6703 CT, The Netherlands
    Water Res 38:1368-75. 2004
    ..Accordingly, the high conversion rates observed in methanogenic bioreactors are due to the fact that the propionate-oxidizing bacteria and their methanogenic partners form micro-colonies within the densely packed granules...
  19. ncbi request reprint Benzene degradation coupled with chlorate reduction in a soil column study
    N C G Tan
    Department Agrotechnology and Food Sciences Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University and Research Center, Hesselink van Suchtelenweg 4, 6703 CT, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Biodegradation 17:113-9. 2006
    ..This is the first column study where benzene biodegradation at a high rate coupled with anaerobic chlorate reduction is observed...
  20. ncbi request reprint Anaerobic oxidation of 2-chloroethanol under denitrifying conditions by Pseudomonas stutzeri strain JJ
    J A Dijk
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Hesselink van Suchtelenweg 4, 6703 CT Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 63:68-74. 2003
    ..42, Pseudomonas putida US2 and Xanthobacter autotrophicus GJ10, grew aerobically on 2-chloroethanol. This is the first report of oxidation of 2-chloroethanol under denitrifying conditions by a pure bacterial culture...
  21. ncbi request reprint Hydrogenases and formate dehydrogenases of Syntrophobacter fumaroxidans
    F A M de Bok
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 81:283-91. 2002
    ..These findings suggest that both H2 and formate are involved in the central metabolism of the organism, and that both these compounds may serve as interspecies electron carriers during syntrophic growth on propionate...
  22. doi request reprint Anaerobic microbial LCFA degradation in bioreactors
    D Z Sousa
    Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Center for Biological Engineering, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710 057 Braga, Portugal
    Water Sci Technol 57:439-44. 2008
    ..A new obligately syntrophic bacterium, Syntrophomonas zehnderi, was isolated from an oleate-degrading culture and its presence in oleate-degrading sludges detected by 16S rRNA gene cloning and sequencing...
  23. ncbi request reprint Pathways of methanol conversion in a thermophilic anaerobic (55 degrees C) sludge consortium
    P L Paulo
    Sub Department of Environmental Technology, Wageningen University, Bomenweg 2, P O Box 8129, 6700 EV, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 63:307-14. 2003
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Enrichment of thermophilic syntrophic anaerobic glutamate-degrading consortia using a dialysis membrane reactor
    C M Plugge
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, H van Suchtelenweg 4, 6703 CT Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Microb Ecol 43:378-87. 2002
    ..It converted glutamate to hydrogen, acetate, some propionate, ammonium, and carbon dioxide. Growth of this syntrophic organism on glutamate was strongly enhanced by the presence of methanogens...
  25. ncbi request reprint Physiological and phylogenetic characterization of a stable benzene-degrading, chlorate-reducing microbial community
    Sander A B Weelink
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 60:312-21. 2007
    ..As oxygen is produced during chlorate reduction, an aerobic pathway of benzene degradation is most likely...
  26. ncbi request reprint Molecular assessment of complex microbial communities degrading long chain fatty acids in methanogenic bioreactors
    Diana Z Sousa
    Center of Biological Engineering, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, Portugal
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 60:252-65. 2007
    ..These results provide insight into the importance and dynamics of balanced communities of bacteria and methanogens in LCFA-accumulation/degradation cycles...
  27. ncbi request reprint Methanol utilizing Desulfotomaculum species utilizes hydrogen in a methanol-fed sulfate-reducing bioreactor
    Melike Balk
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Hesselink van Suchtelenweg 4, 6703 CT, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 73:1203-11. 2007
    ..However, physiological properties of strain WW1 differed in some aspects from those of the two related bacteria...
  28. ncbi request reprint Effect of hydraulic retention time on sulfate reduction in a carbon monoxide fed thermophilic gas lift reactor
    Jan Sipma
    Sub Department of Environmental Technology, Wageningen University, Bomenweg 2, P O Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Water Res 41:1995-2003. 2007
    ..The sulfate reduction rates were limited by the amount of CO supplied and its conversion efficiency (about 85%) at higher CO loads likely resulting from a low biomass retention...
  29. ncbi request reprint Volatile organic sulfur compounds in anaerobic sludge and sediments: biodegradation and toxicity
    Robin C van Leerdam
    Wageningen University, Subdepartment of Environmental Technology, Bomenweg 2, 6703 HD Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Environ Toxicol Chem 25:3101-9. 2006
    ..These results define the operational limits of anaerobic technologies for the treatment of volatile organic sulfur compounds in sulfide-containing wastewater streams...
  30. ncbi request reprint Syntrophomonas zehnderi sp. nov., an anaerobe that degrades long-chain fatty acids in co-culture with Methanobacterium formicicum
    Diana Z Sousa
    IBB Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Centre for Biological Engineering, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710 057 Braga, Portugal
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 57:609-15. 2007
    ..Therefore strain OL-4(T) represents a novel species, for which the name Syntrophomonas zehnderi sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is OL-4(T) (=DSM 17840(T)=JCM 13948(T))...
  31. ncbi request reprint Anaerobic methanethiol degradation in upflow anaerobic sludge bed reactors at high salinity (> or =0.5 M Na(+))
    Robin C van Leerdam
    Sub Department of Environmental Technology, Wageningen University, Bomenweg 2, P O Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Biotechnol Bioeng 98:91-100. 2007
    ..3 and 8.4. Batch experiments revealed that inhibition of MT degradation started at sodium (both NaCl and NaHCO(3)) concentrations exceeding 0.8 M. Sulfide inhibited MT degradation already around 3 mM (pH 8.3)...
  32. ncbi request reprint Microbiology of synthesis gas fermentation for biofuel production
    Anne M Henstra
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, H v Suchtelenweg 4, 6703 CT, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 18:200-6. 2007
    ..Nevertheless, syngas fermenting microorganisms possess advantageous characteristics for biofuel production and hold potential for future engineering efforts...
  33. pmc Co-existence of physiologically similar sulfate-reducing bacteria in a full-scale sulfidogenic bioreactor fed with a single organic electron donor
    Shabir A Dar
    Department of Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 75:1463-72. 2007
    ..The whole cell hybridisation results thus revealed a consortium of four different species of SRB that can be enriched and maintained on a single energy source in a full-scale sulfidogenic reactor...
  34. pmc Syntrophic growth on formate: a new microbial niche in anoxic environments
    Jan Dolfing
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Dreijenplein 10, 6703 HB Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:6126-31. 2008
    ..In pure culture, neither Moorella sp. strain AMP, nor Desulfovibrio sp. strain G11, nor the methanogens grow on formate alone. These results imply the existence of a previously unrecognized microbial niche in anoxic environments...
  35. ncbi request reprint Combined carbon and hydrogen isotope fractionation investigations for elucidating benzene biodegradation pathways
    Anko Fischer
    Department of Isotope Biogeochemistry, UFZ Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Permoserstrasse 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany
    Environ Sci Technol 42:4356-63. 2008
    ..Our results show that the combined carbon and hydrogen isotope fractionation approach has potential to elucidate biodegradation pathways of pollutants in field and laboratory microcosm studies...
  36. doi request reprint The ecology and biotechnology of sulphate-reducing bacteria
    Gerard Muyzer
    Department of Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 67, 2628 BC Delft, The Netherlands
    Nat Rev Microbiol 6:441-54. 2008
    ..Although SRB have been studied for more than a century, it is only with the recent emergence of new molecular biological and genomic techniques that we have begun to obtain detailed information on their way of life...
  37. doi request reprint Sulfidogenesis under extremely haloalkaline conditions by Desulfonatronospira thiodismutans gen. nov., sp. nov., and Desulfonatronospira delicata sp. nov. - a novel lineage of Deltaproteobacteria from hypersaline soda lakes
    Dimitry Yu Sorokin
    Winogradsky Institute of Microbiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Prospect 60 let Octyabrya 7 2, 117811 Moscow, Russia
    Microbiology 154:1444-53. 2008
    ..nov. is proposed. Strains ASO3-1(T) and AHT 8 from Kulunda Steppe formed Desulfonatronospira thiodismutans sp. nov., and strain AHT 6(T) from Wadi al Natrun is suggested as Desulfonatronospira delicata sp. nov...
  38. doi request reprint Physiology, ecology, phylogeny, and genomics of microorganisms capable of syntrophic metabolism
    Michael J McInerney
    Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Oklahoma, 770 Van Vleet Oval, Norman, OK 73019, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1125:58-72. 2008
    ....
  39. pmc Competition and coexistence of sulfate-reducing bacteria, acetogens and methanogens in a lab-scale anaerobic bioreactor as affected by changing substrate to sulfate ratio
    Shabir A Dar
    Department of Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 78:1045-55. 2008
    ..quercicolus-like heteroacetogens and a corresponding increase of propionate-oxidizing Desulfobulbus-like sulfate-reducing bacteria (20% of the total bacteria). Methanogenic Archaea accounted for 10% of the total microbial community...
  40. doi request reprint Desulfatirhabdium butyrativorans gen. nov., sp. nov., a butyrate-oxidizing, sulfate-reducing bacterium isolated from an anaerobic bioreactor
    Melike Balk
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Dreijenplein 10, 6703 HB Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 58:110-5. 2008
    ..nov., sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain of Desulfatirhabdium butyrativorans is HB1(T) (=DSM 18734(T) =JCM 14470(T))...
  41. pmc (Per)chlorate reduction by the thermophilic bacterium Moorella perchloratireducens sp. nov., isolated from underground gas storage
    Melike Balk
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Dreijenplein 10, 6703 HB Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:403-9. 2008
    ..Key enzymes, perchlorate reductase and chlorite dismutase, were detected in cell extracts. Strain An10 is the first thermophilic and gram-positive bacterium with the ability to use (per)chlorate as a terminal electron acceptor...
  42. ncbi request reprint H2 enrichment from synthesis gas by Desulfotomaculum carboxydivorans for potential applications in synthesis gas purification and biodesulfurization
    Jan Sipma
    Sub Department of Environmental Technology, Wageningen University, Bomenweg 2, PO Box 8129, 6700 EV, Wageningen
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 76:339-47. 2007
    ..Although high maximal specific sulfate reduction rates (32 mmol (g protein)(-1) h(-1)) can be obtained, its sulfide tolerance is rather low and pH dependent, i.e., maximally 9 and 5 mM sulfide at pH 7.2 and pH 6.5, respectively...
  43. ncbi request reprint Archaeoglobus fulgidus couples CO oxidation to sulfate reduction and acetogenesis with transient formate accumulation
    Anne M Henstra
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, H v Suchtelenweg 4, 6703 CT, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Environ Microbiol 9:1836-41. 2007
    ..This study demonstrates that A. fulgidus can grow chemolithoautotrophically with CO as acetogen, and is not strictly dependent on the presence of sulfate, thiosulfate or other sulfur compounds as electron acceptor...
  44. ncbi request reprint Molecular characterization of mesophilic and thermophilic sulfate reducing microbial communities in expanded granular sludge bed (EGSB) reactors
    Stephanie A Freeman
    Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Arizona, P O Box 21001, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Biodegradation 19:161-77. 2008
    ..Furthermore, clone library analysis confirmed the phylogenetic diversity of sulfate-reducing consortia in mesophilic and thermophilic sulfidogenic reactors operated with simple substrates...
  45. doi request reprint Anaerobic methanethiol degradation and methanogenic community analysis in an alkaline (pH 10) biological process for liquefied petroleum gas desulfurization
    Robin C van Leerdam
    Department of Environmental Technology, Wageningen University, Bomenweg 2, P O Box 8129, 6700EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Biotechnol Bioeng 101:691-701. 2008
    ..Strain SODA degraded MT, DMS, trimethyl amine, and methanol. Flow sheet simulations revealed that for sufficient MT removal from liquefied petroleum gas, the extraction and biological degradation process should be operated above pH 9...
  46. ncbi request reprint Hydrogenogenic CO conversion in a moderately thermophilic (55 degrees C) sulfate-fed gas lift reactor: competition for CO-derived H(2)
    Jan Sipma
    Sub Department of Environmental Technology, Wageningen University, Bomenweg 2, Post Office Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Biotechnol Prog 22:1327-34. 2006
    ....
  47. pmc Phenotypic properties and microbial diversity of methanogenic granules from a full-scale upflow anaerobic sludge bed reactor treating brewery wastewater
    Emiliano E Díaz
    Department of Molecular Biology, Autonoma University of Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:4942-9. 2006
    ..The phenotypic appearance of the granules reflected the physiological condition of the granules. This may be valuable to easily select appropriate seed sludges to start up other reactors...
  48. ncbi request reprint Utilization of aminoaromatic acids by a methanogenic enrichment culture and by a novel Citrobacter freundii strain
    Olga Savelieva
    Department of Microbiology, Moscow State University, 119899 Moscow, Russia
    Arch Microbiol 181:163-70. 2004
    ..Pyruvate was fermented to acetate, CO2, H2 and small amounts of lactate, succinate and formate. Less lactate (30%) was produced from pyruvate when C. freundii WA1 grew with 5-aminosalicylate as co-substrate...
  49. ncbi request reprint Soehngenia saccharolytica gen. nov., sp. nov. and Clostridium amygdalinum sp. nov., two novel anaerobic, benzaldehyde-converting bacteria
    Sofia N Parshina
    Laboratory of Microbiology of Anthropogenic Environments, Institute of Microbiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 53:1791-9. 2003
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Isolation of thermophilic Desulfotomaculum strains with methanol and sulfite from solfataric mud pools, and characterization of Desulfotomaculum solfataricum sp. nov
    Heleen P Goorissen
    Department of Microbiology, Groningen Biomolecular Sciences Institute, University of Groningen, Kerklaan 30, The Netherlands
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 53:1223-9. 2003
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Description of Sulfurospirillum halorespirans sp. nov., an anaerobic, tetrachloroethene-respiring bacterium, and transfer of Dehalospirillum multivorans to the genus Sulfurospirillum as Sulfurospirillum multivorans comb. nov
    Maurice L G C Luijten
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, H v Suchtelenweg 4, 6703 CT Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 53:787-93. 2003
    ..nov. Furthermore, on the basis of all available data, a related organism, Dehalospirillum multivorans DSM 12446(T), is reclassified to the genus Sulfurospirillum as Sulfurospirillum multivorans comb. nov...
  52. ncbi request reprint Two W-containing formate dehydrogenases (CO2-reductases) involved in syntrophic propionate oxidation by Syntrophobacter fumaroxidans
    Frank A M de Bok
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    Eur J Biochem 270:2476-85. 2003
    ..FDH-2 contains at least two [4Fe-4S] clusters per molecule. As both enzymes are produced under all growth conditions tested, but with differences in levels, expression may depend on unknown parameters...
  53. pmc Characterization of the chlorate reductase from Pseudomonas chloritidismutans
    Arthur F W M Wolterink
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, 6703 CT Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Bacteriol 185:3210-3. 2003
    ..Metal analysis and electron paramagnetic resonance measurements showed the presence of iron and molybdenum, which are also found in other dissimilatory oxyanion reductases...
  54. ncbi request reprint Methanol utilization by a novel thermophilic homoacetogenic bacterium, Moorella mulderi sp. nov., isolated from a bioreactor
    Melike Balk
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Hesselink van Suchtelenweg 4, 6703 CT, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Arch Microbiol 179:315-20. 2003
    ..On the basis of physiological and phylogenetic differences, strain TMS is proposed as a new species within the genus Moorella, Moorella mulderi sp. nov. (=DSM 14980, =ATCC BAA-608)...
  55. ncbi request reprint Substrate and product inhibition of hydrogen production by the extreme thermophile, Caldicellulosiruptor saccharolyticus
    Ed W J Van Niel
    Laboratory for Microbiology, Wageningen University and Research Center, Hesselink van Suchtelenweg 4, 6703 CT Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Biotechnol Bioeng 81:255-62. 2003
    ..Exposure of exponentially growing cultures to concentrations of sodium acetate or sodium chloride higher than ca. 175 mM caused cell lysis, probably due to activation of autolysins...
  56. pmc Biochemical evidence for formate transfer in syntrophic propionate-oxidizing cocultures of Syntrophobacter fumaroxidans and Methanospirillum hungatei
    Frank A M de Bok
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 68:4247-52. 2002
    ..fumaroxidans cultures that exhibited the highest formate dehydrogenase activities. The results suggest that formate is the preferred electron carrier in syntrophic propionate-oxidizing cocultures of S. fumaroxidans and M. hungatei...
  57. ncbi request reprint Thermotoga lettingae sp. nov., a novel thermophilic, methanol-degrading bacterium isolated from a thermophilic anaerobic reactor
    Melike Balk
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 52:1361-8. 2002
    ..On the basis of the fact that these organisms differ physiologically from strain TMOT, it is proposed that strain TMOT be classified as a new species, within the genus Thermotoga, as Thermotoga lettingae...
  58. ncbi request reprint Optimisation of sulphate reduction in a methanol-fed thermophilic bioreactor
    Jan Weijma
    Sub department Environmental Technology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    Water Res 36:1825-33. 2002
    ..For practical applications, a relatively short exposure to a slightly acidic pH in combination with operating the reactor at a volumetric methanol-COD loading rate close to the maximum volumetric sulphide-COD formation rate...
  59. ncbi request reprint Reduction of humic substances by halorespiring, sulphate-reducing and methanogenic microorganisms
    Francisco J Cervantes
    Sub Department of Environmental Technology, Wageningen University, PO Box 8129, 6700 EV, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Environ Microbiol 4:51-7. 2002
    ..The results suggest that the ubiquity of humus reduction found in many different environments may be as a result of the increasing number of anaerobic microorganisms, which are known to be able to reduce humic substances...
  60. ncbi request reprint Gelria glutamica gen. nov., sp. nov., a thermophilic, obligately syntrophic, glutamate-degrading anaerobe
    Caroline M Plugge
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 52:401-7. 2002
    ..The additional base pairs were found as long loops in the V1, V7 and V9 regions of the 16S rDNA. However, the loops were not found in the 16S rRNA. The name Gelria glutamica gen. nov., sp. nov. is proposed for strain TGO(T)...
  61. ncbi request reprint Desulfotomaculum thermobenzoicum subsp. thermosyntrophicum subsp. nov., a thermophilic, syntrophic, propionate-oxidizing, spore-forming bacterium
    Caroline M Plugge
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 52:391-9. 2002
    ..It is proposed that strain TPO should be classified as new subspecies of D. thermobenzoicum as D. thermobenzoicum subsp. thermosyntrophicum...
  62. ncbi request reprint Effect of cobalt on the anaerobic thermophilic conversion of methanol
    Paula L Paulo
    Sub Department of Environmental Technology, Wageningen University, Bomenweg 2, P O Box 8129, 6700 EV, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Biotechnol Bioeng 85:434-41. 2004
    ..1 microM leads to the highest methanol conversion rate, with methane as the sole end product from methanol...
  63. ncbi request reprint Hydrogen threshold concentrations in pure cultures of halorespiring bacteria and at a site polluted with chlorinated ethenes
    Maurice L G C Luijten
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Environ Microbiol 6:646-50. 2004
    ..However, for the reduction of lower chlorinated ethenes a higher H(2) concentration is required. This indicates that the measured H(2) concentration in situ can be an indicator of the extent of anaerobic reductive dechlorination...
  64. ncbi request reprint Microbial CO conversions with applications in synthesis gas purification and bio-desulfurization
    Jan Sipma
    Sub Department of Environmental Technology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Crit Rev Biotechnol 26:41-65. 2006
    ..Here we review CO utilization by various anaerobic micro-organisms and their possible role in biotechnological processes, with a focus on hydrogen production and bio-desulfurization...
  65. ncbi request reprint Occurrence of methanogenesis during start-up of a full-scale synthesis gas-fed reactor treating sulfate and metal-rich wastewater
    Bernd H G W van Houten
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Hesselink van Suchtelenweg 4, Wageningen University, 6703 CT Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Water Res 40:553-60. 2006
    ..As the kinetic parameters for SRB and methanogens are similar, methanogenesis may persist which results in a loss of hydrogen...
  66. ncbi request reprint Enrichment and detection of microorganisms involved in direct and indirect methanogenesis from methanol in an anaerobic thermophilic bioreactor
    Kees Roest
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Hesselink van Suchtelenweg 4, NL 6703 CT, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Microb Ecol 50:440-6. 2005
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  67. ncbi request reprint Desulfotomaculum carboxydivorans sp. nov., a novel sulfate-reducing bacterium capable of growth at 100% CO
    Sofiya N Parshina
    Laboratory of Microbiology of Anthropogenic Environments, Winogradsky Institute of Microbiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 55:2159-65. 2005
    ..This is the first description of a sulfate-reducing micro-organism that is capable of growth under an atmosphere of pure CO with and without sulfate. The type strain is CO-1-SRB(T) (=DSM 14880(T)=VKM B-2319(T))...
  68. ncbi request reprint Dechloromonas hortensis sp. nov. and strain ASK-1, two novel (per)chlorate-reducing bacteria, and taxonomic description of strain GR-1
    Arthur Wolterink
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, 6703 CT Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 55:2063-8. 2005
    ..Although strain ASK-1 is identified as P. chloritidismutans, its morphology and growth requirements are different from those of the type strain...
  69. ncbi request reprint Azo dye reduction by mesophilic and thermophilic anaerobic consortia
    André B dos Santos
    Sub Department of Environmental Technology, Wageningen University, Bomenweg 2, P O Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Biotechnol Prog 21:1140-5. 2005
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  70. ncbi request reprint The first true obligately syntrophic propionate-oxidizing bacterium, Pelotomaculum schinkii sp. nov., co-cultured with Methanospirillum hungatei, and emended description of the genus Pelotomaculum
    Frank A M de Bok
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Hesselink van Suchtelenweg 4, 6703 CT Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 55:1697-703. 2005
    ..Other related species belong to the Gram-positive, sulfate-reducing genus Desulfotomaculum. The type strain of Pelotomaculum schinkii is strain HH(T) (=ATCC BAA-615(T)=DSM 15200(T))...
  71. ncbi request reprint Reductive dechlorination of hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) isomers in soil under anaerobic conditions
    Peter J M Middeldorp
    TNO Environment, Energy and Process Innovation, PO Box 342, 7300 AH Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
    Biodegradation 16:283-90. 2005
    ..Also in a separate column, the addition of nitrate from the start of the experiment did not result in dechlorination of beta-HCH. The significance of these experiments for in situ bioremediation of polluted soils is discussed...
  72. ncbi request reprint Community analysis of a full-scale anaerobic bioreactor treating paper mill wastewater
    Kees Roest
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Hesselink van Suchtelenweg 4, NL 6703 CT Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Syst Appl Microbiol 28:175-85. 2005
    ..16S rRNA gene sequence analysis indicated the presence of unknown and yet uncultured microorganisms, but also showed that known sulphate-reducing bacteria and syntrophic fatty acid-oxidising microorganisms dominated the enrichments...
  73. pmc Novel physiological features of Carboxydothermus hydrogenoformans and Thermoterrabacterium ferrireducens
    Anne M Henstra
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:7236-40. 2004
    ..In contrast to what was published before, T. ferrireducens was able to grow on lactate with sulfite, sulfur, and nitrate as electron acceptors...
  74. ncbi request reprint Degradation pathway of 2-chloroethanol in Pseudomonas stutzeri strain JJ under denitrifying conditions
    John A Dijk
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Hesselink van Suchtelenweg 4, 6703 CT Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Arch Microbiol 182:514-9. 2004
    ..Cells grown on ethanol did not exhibit CE-DH activity. Instead, NAD-dependent ethanol dehydrogenase (E-DH) activity and PMS-dependent E-DH activity were detected...
  75. ncbi request reprint Microbial population dynamics during start-up and overload conditions of anaerobic digesters treating municipal solid waste and sewage sludge
    Katherine D McMahon
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 3221 Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory, 205 North Mathews Avenue, 61801, USA
    Biotechnol Bioeng 87:823-34. 2004
    ..It is hypothesized that higher levels of SPOB and SFAS and their methanogenic partners in previously unstable digesters are responsible for this behavior...
  76. pmc Microbial communities involved in anaerobic degradation of unsaturated or saturated long-chain fatty acids
    Diana Z Sousa
    Center of Biological Engineering, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710 057 Braga, Portugal
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:1054-64. 2007
    ..These bands were also present in the oleate enrichment culture, suggesting that these bacteria are directly involved in oleate degradation, emphasizing possible differences between the degradation of unsaturated and saturated LCFAs...
  77. pmc Structural characterization of diabolic acid-based tetraester, tetraether and mixed ether/ester, membrane-spanning lipids of bacteria from the order Thermotogales
    Jaap S Sinninghe Damsté
    Department of Marine Biogeochemistry and Toxicology, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research NIOZ, PO Box 59, 1790 AB, Den Burg, Texel, The Netherlands
    Arch Microbiol 188:629-41. 2007
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