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Title: Microbial diversity in different compartments of an aquaponics system
Authors : Schmautz, Zala
Graber, Andreas
Jaenicke, Sebastian
Goesmann, Alexander
Junge, Ranka
Smits, Theo H. M.
Published in : Archives of Microbiology
Volume(Issue) : 199
Issue : 4
Pages : 613
Pages to: 620
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Springer
Issue Date: May-2017
Language : Englisch / English
Subjects : Community analysis; Nitrospira; Tilapia; Metagenome
Subject (DDC) : 570: Biologie
630: Landwirtschaft
Abstract: Aquaponics is a solution for sustainable production of fish and plants in a single semi-closed system, where nutrient-rich water from the aquaculture provides nutrients for plant growth. We examined the microbial communities within an experimental aquaponics system. Whereas the fish feces contained a separate community dominated by bacteria of the genus Cetobacterium, the samples from plant roots, biofilter, and periphyton were more similar to each other, while the communities were more diverse. Detailed examination of the data gave the first indications to functional groups of organisms in the different compartments of the aquaponic system. As other nitrifiers other than members of the genus Nitrospira were only present at low numbers, it was anticipated that Nitrospirae may perform the nitrification process in the biofilm.
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Departement: Life Sciences und Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institut für Umwelt und Natürliche Ressourcen (IUNR)
Publication type: Beitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschrift / Article in scientific Journal
Type of review: Peer review (Publikation)
DOI : 10.1007/s00203-016-1334-1
ISSN: 0302-8933
License (according to publishing contract) : Lizenz gemäss Verlagsvertrag / Licence according to publishing contract
Published as part of the ZHAW project : Characterization of nitrogen dynamics in an aquaponic system
Restricted until : 2022-01-01
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