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Prevalence of ‘Candidatus Accumulibacter phosphatis’ type II under phosphate limiting conditions

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Title
Prevalence of ‘Candidatus Accumulibacter phosphatis’ type II under phosphate limiting conditions
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AMB Express, July 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13568-016-0214-z
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L. Welles, C. M. Lopez-Vazquez, C. M. Hooijmans, M. C. M. van Loosdrecht, D. Brdjanovic

Abstract

P-limitation in enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) systems fed with acetate, has generally been considered as a condition leading to enrichment of organisms of the genotype' Candidatus Competibacter phosphatis' expressing the glycogen-accumulating organisms (GAO) phenotype. Recent studies have demonstrated in short-term experiments that organisms of the genotype 'Candidatus Accumulibacter phosphatis' clade I and II, known to express the polyphosphate-accumulating organisms (PAO) phenotype can switch to the GAO phenotype when poly-P is absent, but are performing the HAc-uptake at lower kinetic rates, where clade I showed the lowest rates. The objective of this study was to verify whether organisms of the genotype 'Candidatus Accumulibacter phosphatis' can also be enriched under P-limiting conditions while expressing a GAO phenotype and more specifically to see which specific clade prevails. A sequencing batch reactor was inoculated with activated sludge to enrich an EBPR culture for a cultivation period of 128 days (16 times the solids retention time) under P-limiting conditions. A mixed culture was obtained comprising of 49 % 'Candidatus Accumulibacter phosphatis' clade II and 46 % 'Candidatus Competibacter phosphatis'. The culture performed a full GAO metabolism for anaerobic HAc-uptake, but was still able to switch to a PAO metabolism, taking up excessive amounts of phosphate during the aerobic phase when it became available in the influent. These findings show that P-limitation, often used as strategy for enrichment of 'Candidatus Competibacter phosphatis', does not always lead to enrichment of only 'Candidatus Competibacter phosphatis'. Furthermore, it demonstrates that 'Candidatus Accumulibacter phosphatis' are able to proliferate in activated sludge systems for periods of up to 128 days or longer when the influent phosphate concentrations are just enough for assimilation purposes and no poly-P is formed. The 'Candidatus Accumulibacter phosphatis' retain the ability to switch to the PAO phenotype, taking up phosphate from the influent as soon as it becomes available.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 26%
Researcher 5 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 9%
Student > Bachelor 3 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 7%
Other 10 23%
Unknown 7 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 14 33%
Chemical Engineering 5 12%
Engineering 5 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 2%
Other 2 5%
Unknown 13 30%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 July 2016.
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#2,708,987
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#2
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