Microbial communities in industrial environment

Johanna Maukonen, Maria Saarela

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There is a wealth of techniques that can and have been used for the characterization of industrial microbial communities. Recently, especially PCR-based methods have been starting to replace culture-based approaches, and in microbial community analysis, for example, high-throughput methods such as denaturing high-performance liquid chromatography (DHPLC) have been utilized for analysis of industrial samples. In this manuscript we will review the advances achieved in the identification and quantification of industrial microbial communities in addition to progress in the study of microbial diversity and function of the industrial microbial communities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-243
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Microbiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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