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Robert D Stedtfeld, Tiffany M Stedtfeld, Farag Samhan, Yogendra H Kanitkar, Paul B Hatzinger, Alison M Cupples, Syed A Hashsham
Nucleic acid amplification of biomarkers is increasingly used to monitor microbial activity and assess remedial performance in contaminated aquifers. Previous studies described the use of filtration, elution, and direct isothermal amplification (i.e. no DNA extraction and purification) as a field-able means to quantify Dehalococcoides spp. in groundwater. This study expands previous work with direct loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) for the detection and quantification of Dehalobacter spp. in groundwater...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Microbiological Methods
Bruna Matturro, Carla Ubaldi, Simona Rossetti
The toxicity of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) can be efficiently reduced in contaminated marine sediments through the reductive dechlorination (RD) process lead by anaerobic organohalide bacteria. Although the process has been extensively investigated on PCB-spiked sediments, the knowledge on the identity and metabolic potential of PCB-dechlorinating microorganisms in real contaminated matrix is still limited. Aim of this study was to explore the composition and the dynamics of the microbial communities of the marine sediment collected from one of the largest Sites of National Interest (SIN) in Italy (Mar Piccolo, Taranto) under conditions promoting the PCBs RD...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
Siavash Atashgahi, Yue Lu, Ying Zheng, Edoardo Saccenti, Maria Suarez-Diez, Javier Ramiro-Garcia, Heinrich Eisenmann, Martin Elsner, Alfons J M Stams, Dirk Springael, Winnie Dejonghe, Hauke Smidt
Biostimulation is widely used to enhance reductive dechlorination of chlorinated ethenes in contaminated aquifers. However, the knowledge on corresponding biogeochemical responses is limited. In this study, glycerol was injected in an aquifer contaminated with cis-dichloroethene (cDCE), and geochemical and microbial shifts were followed for 265 days. Consistent with anoxic conditions and sulfate reduction after biostimulation, MiSeq 16S rRNA gene sequencing revealed temporarily increased relative abundance of Firmicutes, Bacteriodetes and sulfate reducing Deltaproteobacteria...
October 6, 2016: Environmental Microbiology
Lydia Krasper, Hauke Lilie, Anja Kublik, Lorenz Adrian, Ralph Golbik, Ute Lechner
: Reductive dehalogenases are essential enzymes in organohalide respiration and consist of a catalytic subunit A and a membrane protein B, encoded by rdhAB genes. Thirty-two rdhAB genes exist in the genome of Dehalococcoides mccartyi strain CBDB1. To get a first insight into the regulation of rdh operons, the control of gene expression of rdhA1453/rdhB1452 and rdhA1455/rdhB1454 by a MarR-type regulator RdhR1456 encoded directly upstream was studied using heterologous expression and in vitro studies...
September 12, 2016: Journal of Bacteriology
B Matturro, M Di Lenola, C Ubaldi, S Rossetti
The present study evaluates the PCB-dehalorespiring capabilities and dynamics of indigenous Dehalococcoides mccartyi population in a PCB contaminated marine sediment. Specialized PCB-dechlorinase genes pcbA1, pcbA4 and pcbA5 previously characterized in pure cultures of D. mccartyi, were here found for the first time in environmental samples. Reductive dechlorination was stimulated by spiking Aroclor1254 to the sediment and by imposing strictly anaerobic conditions both with and without bioaugmentation with a Dehalococcoides mccartyi enrichment culture...
November 15, 2016: Marine Pollution Bulletin
Emilie Lefevre, Ellen Cooper, Heather M Stapleton, Claudia K Gunsch
The increasing occurrence of tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) in the environment is raising questions about its potential ecological and human health impacts. TBBPA is microbially transformed under anaerobic conditions to bisphenol A (BPA). However, little is known about which taxa degrade TBBPA and the adaptation of microbial communities exposed to TBBPA. The objectives of this study were to characterize the effect of TBBPA on microbial community structure during the start-up phase of a bench-scale anaerobic sludge reactor, and identify taxa that may be associated with TBBPA degradation...
2016: PloS One
Sebastian Glatt, Rene Zabel, Olga Kolaj-Robin, Osita F Onuma, Florence Baudin, Andrea Graziadei, Valerio Taverniti, Ting-Yu Lin, Frauke Baymann, Bertrand Séraphin, Karin D Breunig, Christoph W Müller
During translation elongation, decoding is based on the recognition of codons by corresponding tRNA anticodon triplets. Molecular mechanisms that regulate global protein synthesis via specific base modifications in tRNA anticodons are receiving increasing attention. The conserved eukaryotic Elongator complex specifically modifies uridines located in the wobble base position of tRNAs. Mutations in Elongator subunits are associated with certain neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. Here we present the crystal structure of D...
September 2016: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
Li-Lian Wen, Qiang Yang, Zhao-Xin Zhang, Yang-Yi Yi, Youneng Tang, He-Ping Zhao
This work evaluated the interaction of perchlorate and trichloroethene (TCE), two common co-contaminants in groundwater, during bioreduction in serum bottles containing synthetic mineral salts media and microbial consortia. TCE at concentrations up to 0.3mM did not significantly affect perchlorate reduction; however, perchlorate concentrations higher than 0.1mM made the reduction of TCE significantly slower. Perchlorate primarily inhibited the reduction of vinyl chloride (VC, a daughter product of TCE) to ethene...
November 15, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
Martina Praveckova, Maria V Brennerova, Christof Holliger, Felippe De Alencastro, Pierre Rossi
Although polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) production was brought to a halt 30 years ago, recalcitrance to degradation makes them a major environmental pollutant at a global scale. Previous studies confirmed that organohalide-respiring bacteria (OHRB) were capable of utilizing chlorinated congeners as electron acceptor. OHRB belonging to the Phyla Chloroflexi and Firmicutes are nowadays considered as the main PCB-dechlorinating organisms. In this study, we aimed at exploring the involvement of other taxa in PCB dechlorination using sediment-free microcosms (SFMs) and the Delor PCB mixture...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
S Y Wang, S C Chen, Y C Lin, Y C Kuo, J Y Chen, C M Kao
To enhance the reductive dechlorination of 1,2-dichloroethane (DCA) in groundwater, substrate injection may be required. However, substrate biodegradation causes groundwater acidification and sulfide production, which inhibits the bacteria responsible for DCA dechlorination and results in an odor problem. In the microcosm study, the effectiveness of the addition of ferrous sulfate (FS), desulfurization slag (DS), and nanoscale zero-valent iron (nZVI) on acidification and sulfide control was studied during reductive dechlorination of DCA, and the emulsified substrate (ES) was used as the substrate...
October 2016: Chemosphere
Shu Zhang, Zhen Hou, Xiao-Ming Du, Dong-Ming Li, Xiao-Xia Lu
Site in a former chemical manufacture plant in China was found contaminated with high level of chlorinated volatile organic compounds (CVOCs). The major contaminants chloroform (CF), 1,2-dichloroethane (1,2-DCA) and vinyl chloride (VC) in groundwater were up to 4.49 × 10(4), 2.76 × 10(6) and 4.35 × 10(4) μg/L, respectively. Ethene and methane were at concentrations up to 2219.80 and 165.85 μg/L, respectively. To test the hypothesis that the CVOCs in groundwater at this site could be removed via biodegradation, biomarker analyses and microcosm studies were conducted...
June 28, 2016: Biodegradation
Alice Badin, Mette M Broholm, Carsten S Jacobsen, Jordi Palau, Philip Dennis, Daniel Hunkeler
Thermal tetrachloroethene (PCE) remediation by steam injection in a sandy aquifer led to the release of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) from aquifer sediments resulting in more reduced redox conditions, accelerated PCE biodegradation, and changes in microbial populations. These changes were documented by comparing data collected prior to the remediation event and eight years later. Based on the premise that dual C-Cl isotope slopes reflect ongoing degradation pathways, the slopes associated with PCE and TCE suggest the predominance of biotic reductive dechlorination near the source area...
September 2016: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology
Chris M D Kocur, Line Lomheim, Olivia Molenda, Kela P Weber, Leanne M Austrins, Brent E Sleep, Hardiljeet K Boparai, Elizabeth A Edwards, Denis M O'Carroll
Nanoscale zerovalent iron (nZVI) is an emerging technology for the remediation of contaminated sites. However, there are concerns related to the impact of nZVI on in situ microbial communities. In this study, the microbial community composition at a contaminated site was monitored over two years following the injection of nZVI stabilized with carboxymethyl cellulose (nZVI-CMC). Enhanced dechlorination of chlorinated ethenes to nontoxic ethene was observed long after the expected nZVI oxidation. The abundance of Dehalococcoides (Dhc) and vinyl chloride reductase (vcrA) genes, monitored using qPCR, increased by over an order of magnitude in nZVI-CMC-impacted wells...
July 19, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
Anca G Delgado, Devyn Fajardo-Williams, Kylie L Kegerreis, Prathap Parameswaran, Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown
Syntrophic interactions between organohalide-respiring and fermentative microorganisms are critical for effective bioremediation of halogenated compounds. This work investigated the effect of ammonium concentration (up to 4 g liter(-1) NH4 (+)-N) on trichloroethene-reducing Dehalococcoides mccartyi and Geobacteraceae in microbial communities fed lactate and methanol. We found that production of ethene by D. mccartyi occurred in mineral medium containing ≤2 g liter(-1) NH4 (+)-N and in landfill leachate...
March 2016: MSphere
Jaecheul Yu, Younghyun Park, Van Khanh Nguyen, Taeho Lee
The bioremediation of tetrachloroethene (perchloroethene; PCE) contaminated sites generally requires a supply of some fermentable organic substrates as an electron donor. On the other hand, organic substrates can induce the massive growth of microorganisms around the injection wells, which can foul the contaminated subsurface environment. In this study, PCE dechlorination to ethene was performed in a microbial electrochemical system (MES) using the electrode (a cathode polarized at -500 mV vs. standard hydrogen electrode) as the electron donor...
August 2016: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
Patrícia Leitão, Simona Rossetti, Anthony S Danko, Henri Nouws, Federico Aulenta
The application of bioelectrochemical systems (BES) for the treatment of chloroethanes has been so far limited, in spite of the high frequency that these contaminants are detected at contaminated sites. This work studied the biodegradation of 1,2-dichloroethane (1,2-DCA) in a lab-scale BES, inoculated with a municipal activated sludge and operated under a range of conditions, spanning from oxidative to reductive, both in the presence and in the absence of the humic acid analogue anthraquinone-2,6-disulfonate (AQDS) as a redox mediator...
August 2016: Bioresource Technology
Jaejin Lee, Jeongdae Im, Ungtae Kim, Frank E Löffler
Despite advances in physicochemical remediation technologies, in situ bioremediation treatment based on Dehalococcoides mccartyi (Dhc) reductive dechlorination activity remains a cornerstone approach to remedy sites impacted with chlorinated ethenes. Selecting the best remedial strategy is challenging due to uncertainties and complexity associated with biological and geochemical factors influencing Dhc activity. Guidelines based on measurable biogeochemical parameters have been proposed, but contemporary efforts fall short of meaningfully integrating the available information...
May 17, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
Seo Yean Sohn, Max M Häggblom
Organohalogen pollutants are of concern in many river and estuarine environments, such as the New York-New Jersey Harbor estuary and its tributaries. The Hackensack River is contaminated with various metals, hydrocarbons and halogenated organics, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins. In order to examine the potential for microbial reductive dechlorination by indigenous microorganisms, sediment samples were collected from five different estuarine locations along the Hackensack River...
July 2016: Environmental Pollution
Pulin K Mondal, Glaucia Lima, David Zhang, Line Lomheim, Robert W Tossell, Paresh Patel, Brent E Sleep
Two low cost solid organic materials, sawdust and peat, were tested in laboratory batch microcosm and flow-through column experiments to determine their suitability for application in permeable reactive barriers (PRBs) supporting biodegradation of trichloroethene (TCE). In microcosms with peat, TCE (∼30μM) was sequentially and completely degraded to cis-dichloroethene (cDCE), vinyl chloride, and ethene through reductive dechlorination. In microcosms with sawdust, reductive dechlorination of TCE stopped at cDCE and high methane production (up to 3000μM) was observed...
August 5, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
Andrea Rónavári, Margit Balázs, Péter Tolmacsov, Csaba Molnár, István Kiss, Ákos Kukovecz, Zoltán Kónya
Nanoscale zero-valent iron (NZVI) is increasingly used for reducing chlorinated organic contaminants in soil or groundwater. However, little is known about what impact the particles will have on the biochemical processes and the indigenous microbial communities. Nanoiron reactivity is affected by the structure and morphology of nanoparticles that complicates the applicability in bioremediation. In this study, the effect of precursors (ferrous sulfate and ferric chloride) and reducing agents (sodium dithionite and sodium borohydride) on the morphology and the reactivity of NZVIs was investigated...
May 15, 2016: Water Research
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