Biotechnology


Publications (159)

Dehalogenation of Chlorinated Ethenes to Ethene by a Novel Isolate, “ <i>Candidatus</i> Dehalogenimonas etheniformans”

Citation
Chen et al. (2022). Applied and Environmental Microbiology 88 (12)
Names
Ca. Dehalogenimonas etheniformans
Subjects
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology Biotechnology Ecology Food Science
Abstract
Chlorinated ethenes are risk drivers at many contaminated sites, and current bioremediation efforts focus on organohalide-respiring Dehalococcoides mccartyi strains to achieve detoxification. We isolated and characterized the first non- Dehalococcoides bacterium, “ Candidatus Dehalogenimonas etheniformans” strain GP, capable of metabolic reductive dechlorination of TCE, all DCE isomers, and VC to environmentally benign ethene.

<i>Methanosaeta</i> and “ <i>Candidatus</i> Velamenicoccus archaeovorus”

Citation
Kizina et al. (2022). Applied and Environmental Microbiology 88 (7)
Names
“Velamenicoccus” “Velamenicoccus archaeovorus”
Subjects
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology Biotechnology Ecology Food Science
Abstract
Epibiotic bacteria are known to live on and off bacterial cells. Here, we describe the ultramicrobacterial anaerobic epibiont OP3 LiM living on Archaea and Bacteria .

The “Other” <i>Rickettsiales</i> : an Overview of the Family “ <i>Candidatus</i> Midichloriaceae”

Citation
Giannotti et al. (2022). Applied and Environmental Microbiology 88 (6)
Names
Ca. Midichloriaceae
Subjects
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology Biotechnology Ecology Food Science
Abstract
Among endosymbiotic bacterial lineages, few are as intensely studied as Rickettsiales , which include the causative agents of spotted fever, typhus, and anaplasmosis. However, an important subgroup called “ Candidatus Midichloriaceae” receives little attention despite accounting for a third of the diversity of Rickettsiales and harboring a wide range of bacteria with unique features, like the ability to infect mitochondria.

<i>Candidatus</i> Kaistella beijingensis sp. nov., Isolated from a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant, Is Involved in Sludge Foaming

Citation
Song et al. (2021). Applied and Environmental Microbiology 87 (24)
Names
Ca. Kaistella beijingensis
Subjects
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology Biotechnology Ecology Food Science
Abstract
Biological foaming or scumming is a sludge separation problem that has become the subject of major concern for long-term stable activated sludge operation in decades. Biological foaming was considered induced by foaming bacteria.

Genomic Insights into the Ecological Role and Evolution of a Novel Thermoplasmata Order, “ Candidatus Sysuiplasmatales”

Citation
Yuan et al. (2021). Applied and Environmental Microbiology 87 (22)
Names
Ca. Sysuiplasmatales
Subjects
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology Biotechnology Ecology Food Science
Abstract
A wide array of archaea populate Earth’s extreme environments; therefore, they may play important roles in mediating biogeochemical processes such as iron and sulfur cycling. However, our knowledge of archaeal biology and evolution is still limited considering that the majority of the archaeal diversity is uncultured.