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Issue 4, 2011
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Revealing the electrochemically driven selection in natural community derived microbial biofilms using flow-cytometry

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Abstract

In this communication we demonstrate that electrochemically active microbial biofilms and their enrichment at the anode of a microbial bioelectrochemical system (BES) can be quantitatively and easily characterized by flow-cytometry. This analysis revealed that the anodic biofilm of a BES, formed from a highly diverse microbial community and fed with single substrate artificial wastewater, was dominated by only one phylotype.

Graphical abstract: Revealing the electrochemically driven selection in natural community derived microbial biofilms using flow-cytometry

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The article was received on 29 Oct 2010, accepted on 21 Jan 2011 and first published on 10 Feb 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0EE00605J
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2011,4, 1265-1267
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    Revealing the electrochemically driven selection in natural community derived microbial biofilms using flow-cytometry

    F. Harnisch, C. Koch, S. A. Patil, T. Hübschmann, S. Müller and U. Schröder, Energy Environ. Sci., 2011, 4, 1265
    DOI: 10.1039/C0EE00605J

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