Current Microbiology

, Volume 59, Issue 3, pp 326–335

Diversity of Bacteria and Fungi in Aerosols During Screening in a Green Waste Composting Plant

  • Valérie Bru-Adan
  • Nathalie Wéry
  • Marina Moletta-Denat
  • Patrick Boiron
  • Jean-Philippe Delgènes
  • Jean-Jacques Godon
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00284-009-9438-3

Cite this article as:
Bru-Adan, V., Wéry, N., Moletta-Denat, M. et al. Curr Microbiol (2009) 59: 326. doi:10.1007/s00284-009-9438-3

Abstract

This article outlines a comprehensive analysis of the microbial diversity of aerosols produced during screening in a green waste composting plant using both culture and molecular techniques. Bacteria, thermophilic actinomycetes and fungi were quantified in the aerosols. The structure of the microbial community was examined using a fingerprint technique and DNA libraries. The results show: (i) the very high diversity of bacteria and fungi in aerosols produced during the composting screening stage, (ii) the low percentage of cultivability for bacteria in aerosols, (iii) the abundance of Thermoactinomyces spp. and Aspergillus spp. in compost aerosols.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Valérie Bru-Adan
    • 1
  • Nathalie Wéry
    • 1
  • Marina Moletta-Denat
    • 1
    • 3
  • Patrick Boiron
    • 2
  • Jean-Philippe Delgènes
    • 1
  • Jean-Jacques Godon
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Biotechnologie de l’EnvironnementINRA, UR50NarbonneFrance
  2. 2.Ecologie MicrobienneCNRS, UMR5557LyonFrance
  3. 3.Centre Scientifique et Technique du BâtimentMarne-la-ValléeFrance