Anaerobic microbial associations degrading aminoaromatic acids

I. Kotova, O. Savelieva, A.T. Dyakonova, V. Sklyar, S.V. Kalyushnyi, A.J.M. Stams, A. Netrusov

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Anaerobic microbial associations have been isolated that degrade aminoaromatic acids to methane and carbon dioxide at high rates. Significant differences between the morphological, cytological, and physiological traits of cultures isolated from samples of adapted and unadapted sludge are shown. The effects of cultivation temperature, illumination, and presence of mineral nitrogen and bicarbonate in the medium upon adaptation of enrichment cultures to substrates and subsequent behavior of the anaerobic associations have been studied. Intermediate and final products of degradation of aminoaromatic compounds and the sequence of their formation in the cultures have been determined. We have also studied the effects of exogenous electron acceptors and additional carbon sources on the degradation of aminoaromatic compounds.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)372-376
JournalApplied Biochemistry and Microbiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • aromatic metabolism
  • thauera-aromatica
  • biodegradation
  • degradation
  • reduction

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    Kotova, I., Savelieva, O., Dyakonova, A. T., Sklyar, V., Kalyushnyi, S. V., Stams, A. J. M., & Netrusov, A. (2005). Anaerobic microbial associations degrading aminoaromatic acids. Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology, 41(4), 372-376.