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Researchers from University of Bielefeld Describe Findings in Biotechnology (Whole genome sequence of Clostridium bornimense strain M2/40 isolated...

September 10, 2014



Researchers from University of Bielefeld Describe Findings in Biotechnology (Whole genome sequence of Clostridium bornimense strain M2/40 isolated from a lab-scale mesophilic two-phase biogas reactor digesting maize silage and wheat straw)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Research findings on Technology are discussed in a new report. According to news originating from Bielefeld, Germany, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The bacterium Clostridium bornimense M2/40 is a mesophilic, anaerobic bacterium isolated from a two-phase biogas reactor continuously fed with maize silage and 5% wheat straw."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Bielefeld, "Grown on glucose, it produced H-2, CO2, formiate, lactate and propionate as the main fermentation products, of which some compounds serve as substrates for methanogenic Archaea to form methane. Here, the whole genome sequence of the bacterium consisting of two circular replicons is reported."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "This genome information provides the basis for further studies addressing metabolic features of the isolate and its role in anaerobic biomass degradation."

For more information on this research see: Whole genome sequence of Clostridium bornimense strain M2/40 isolated from a lab-scale mesophilic two-phase biogas reactor digesting maize silage and wheat straw. Journal of Biotechnology, 2014;184():199-200. Journal of Biotechnology can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Journal of Biotechnology - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/505515)

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from S. Hahnke, University of Bielefeld, Inst Genome Res & Syst Biol, Center Biotechnol CeBiTec, D-33615 Bielefeld, Germany. Additional authors for this research include D. Wibberg, G. Tomazetto, A. Puhler, M. Klocke and A. Schluter (see also Technology).

Keywords for this news article include: Bielefeld, Germany, Europe, Technology

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