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Electrical Conductivity in a Mixed-Species Biofilm
Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2012)
  • Nikhil S. Malvankar, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • Joanne Lau, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • Kelly Nevin, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • Ashley E. Franks
  • Mark T. Tuominen, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • Derek R. Lovley, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Abstract
Geobacter sulfurreducens can form electrically conductive biofilms, but the potential for conductivity through mixed species biofilms has not been examined. A current-producing biofilm grown from a wastewater sludge inoculum was highly conductive with low charge transfer resistance even though microorganisms other than Geobacteraceae accounted for nearly half the microbial community.
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Publication Date
June 15, 2012
Publisher Statement
DOI: 10.1128/​AEM.01803-12
Citation Information
Nikhil S. Malvankar, Joanne Lau, Kelly Nevin, Ashley E. Franks, et al.. "Electrical Conductivity in a Mixed-Species Biofilm" Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/derek_lovley/382/