AN INSIGHT TO ANAMMOX BACTERIAL COMMUNITIES AND THEIR DETECTION STRATEGIES- MINI REVIEW

AN INSIGHT TO ANAMMOX BACTERIAL COMMUNITIES AND THEIR DETECTION STRATEGIES- MINI REVIEW

Abstract

ABSTRACT
Anammox bacteria are the members Planctomycete shaving unique structural and
growth characteristics. The researches around the globe have acknowledged their significant
role in the global and particularly in marine nitrogen cycle. However, due to slow doubling
time, nutrients selectivity and sensitivity, anammox bacteria could not be grow on pure
culture yet. Therefore, various methods are being applied to detect anammox bacteria and
process including, enrichment culturing in bioreactors, isotopic pairing techniques, lipid
analysis, 16S rRNA specific universal primers, functional gene primers and recently 454
pyrosequencing. The aim of this paper is to present the role of anammox bacteria in overall
global nitrogen cycle and some unique features related to its growth and metabolism. Finally
to introduce about the role of recently employed techniques used to expose the hidden
mysteries about these bacteria.

No. of Pages
1
Volume
4
Author's Details
AHMED SHEHZAD, SHAKEELA QISMAT, NIAZ ZEESHAN, KHAN IBRAR
Research Field
Microbiology