Metagenome analyses of corroded concrete wastewater pipe biofilms reveals a complex microbial system Full Text
BMC Microbiology, 07/11/2012
Gomez–Alvarez V et al. – The functional potential of wastewater biofilms was highly diverse with level of COG diversity similar to that described for soil. On the basis of the metagenomic data, some factors that may contribute to niche differentiation were pH, aerobic conditions and availability of substrate, such as nitrogen and sulfur. The results from this study will help us better understand the genetic network and functional capability of microbial members of wastewater concrete biofilms.