The electric picnic: synergistic requirements for exoelectrogenic microbial communities

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/599910
Title:
The electric picnic: synergistic requirements for exoelectrogenic microbial communities
Authors:
Kiely, Patrick D; Regan, John M; Logan, Bruce E
Abstract:
Characterization of the various microbial populations present in exoelectrogenic biofilms provides insight into the processes required to convert complex organic matter in wastewater streams into electrical current in bioelectrochemical systems (BESs). Analysis of the community profiles of exoelectrogenic microbial consortia in BESs fed different substrates gives a clearer picture of the different microbial populations present in these exoelectrogenic biofilms. Rapid utilization of fermentation end products by exoelectrogens (typically Geobacter species) relieves feedback inhibition for the fermentative consortia, allowing for rapid metabolism of organics. Identification of specific syntrophic processes and the communities characteristic of these anodic biofilms will be a valuable aid in improving the performance of BESs. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
Citation:
Kiely PD, Regan JM, Logan BE (2011) The electric picnic: synergistic requirements for exoelectrogenic microbial communities. Current Opinion in Biotechnology 22: 378–385. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.copbio.2011.03.003.
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Current Opinion in Biotechnology
KAUST Grant Number:
KUS-I1-003-13
Issue Date:
Jun-2011
DOI:
10.1016/j.copbio.2011.03.003
PubMed ID:
21441020
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0958-1669
Sponsors:
This review is made possible through research award KUS-I1-003-13, provided by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
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dc.contributor.authorKiely, Patrick Den
dc.contributor.authorRegan, John Men
dc.contributor.authorLogan, Bruce Een
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-28T06:32:14Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-28T06:32:14Zen
dc.date.issued2011-06en
dc.identifier.citationKiely PD, Regan JM, Logan BE (2011) The electric picnic: synergistic requirements for exoelectrogenic microbial communities. Current Opinion in Biotechnology 22: 378–385. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.copbio.2011.03.003.en
dc.identifier.issn0958-1669en
dc.identifier.pmid21441020en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.copbio.2011.03.003en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/599910en
dc.description.abstractCharacterization of the various microbial populations present in exoelectrogenic biofilms provides insight into the processes required to convert complex organic matter in wastewater streams into electrical current in bioelectrochemical systems (BESs). Analysis of the community profiles of exoelectrogenic microbial consortia in BESs fed different substrates gives a clearer picture of the different microbial populations present in these exoelectrogenic biofilms. Rapid utilization of fermentation end products by exoelectrogens (typically Geobacter species) relieves feedback inhibition for the fermentative consortia, allowing for rapid metabolism of organics. Identification of specific syntrophic processes and the communities characteristic of these anodic biofilms will be a valuable aid in improving the performance of BESs. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis review is made possible through research award KUS-I1-003-13, provided by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.titleThe electric picnic: synergistic requirements for exoelectrogenic microbial communitiesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalCurrent Opinion in Biotechnologyen
dc.contributor.institutionPennsylvania State University, State College, United Statesen
kaust.grant.numberKUS-I1-003-13en

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