Archives of Microbiology

, Volume 200, Issue 6, pp 945–950 | Cite as

The diversity of sulfate-reducing bacteria in the seven bioreactors

  • Ivan Kushkevych
  • Jozef Kováč
  • Monika Vítězová
  • Tomáš Vítěz
  • Milan Bartoš
Original Paper


Anaerobic technology has a wide scope of application in different areas such as manufacturing, food industry, and agriculture. Nowadays, it is mainly used to produce electrical and thermal energy from crop processing, solid waste treatment or wastewater treatment. More intensively, trend nowadays is usage of this technology biodegradable and biomass waste processing and biomethane or hydrogen production. In this paper, the diversities of sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) under different imputed raw material to the bioreactors were characterized. These diversities at the beginning of sampling and after cultivation were compared. Desulfovibrio, Desulfobulbus, and Desulfomicrobium genus as dominant among sulfate reducers in the bioreactors were detected. The Desulfobulbus species were dominant among other SRB genera before cultivation, but these bacteria were detected only in three out of the seven bioreactors after cultivation dominant.


Sulfate-reducing bacteria Hydrogen sulfide Bioreactors Biogas 



This study was supported by Grant Agency of the Masaryk University (MUNI/A/0906/2017). The authors wish to acknowledge the institutional support of the Faculty of AgriSciences, Mendel University in Brno funded by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

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Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Experimental Biology, Faculty of ScienceMasaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of AgriSciencesMendel University in BrnoBrnoCzech Republic

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