Title Mycolic Acid-Containing Actinomycetes Associated with Activated Sludge Foam
Author Seong, Chi Nam * · Kim, Young Sook · Baik, Keun Shik · Lee, Soon Dong¹ · Hah, Yung Chil¹ · Kim, Seung Bum² · Goodfellow, Michael²
Address Department of Biology, College of Natural Sciences, Sunchon National University; ¹Department of Microbiology, College of Natural Sciences, and Research Center for Molecular Microbiology, Seoul National University; ²Department of Agricultural and Environmental Science, Universiy, of Newcastlem Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, U.K.
Bibliography Journal of Microbiology, 37(2),66-72, 1999,
Key Words Mycolic acid, foaming, Gordona sputi, Tsukamurella
Abstract Mycolic acid-containing actinomycetes associated with extensive foaming in the aeration basin of the activated sludge process were isolated and analyzed by phenotypical, chemotaxonomical and phylogenetic methods. Whole cell sugar patterns of two isolates were pattern A. The nearly complete sequences of the 16S rRNA genes (rDNAs) of the isolates were determined and compared by using several tree-making algorithms. With polyphasic methods, strain SCNU1 was identified as Gordona sputi, and strain SCNU5 assigned to the genus Tsukamurella. The presence of opportunistic pathogens of chronic lung infections within foams can cause public health problems and render waste-treatment processes inefficient.
Download PDF Eng_370203_66-72p.pdf