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Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

, Volume 100, Issue 12, pp 5313–5321 | Cite as

Microbial sequencing methods for monitoring of anaerobic treatment of antibiotics to optimize performance and prevent system failure

  • Sevcan AydinEmail author
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Abstract

As a result of developments in molecular technologies and the use of sequencing technologies, the analyses of the anaerobic microbial community in biological treatment process has become increasingly prevalent. This review examines the ways in which microbial sequencing methods can be applied to achieve an extensive understanding of the phylogenetic and functional characteristics of microbial assemblages in anaerobic reactor if the substrate is contaminated by antibiotics which is one of the most important toxic compounds. It will discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages associated with microbial sequencing techniques that are more commonly employed and will assess how a combination of the existing methods may be applied to develop a more comprehensive understanding of microbial communities and improve the validity and depth of the results for the enhancement of the stability of anaerobic reactors.

Keywords

Anaerobic treatment process Anaerobic microbial community Microbial sequencing techniques Antibiotics 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors thank Republic of Turkey Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology (Project No: 0328.TGSD.2015) for their support of this research.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical statement

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

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BioCore Biotechnology Environmental and Energy Technologies R&D Ltd.IstanbulTurkey

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