A metagenomic study of the microbial communities in four parallel biogas reactors
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Original versionBiotechnology for Biofuels 2014, 7(1) 10.1186/s13068-014-0146-2
This study showed that four parallel reactors co-digesting manure and fish waste silage operated stably during a startup phase. Several important Archaea and Bacteria degrading the protein-rich substrate were identified. In particular, microorganisms involved in syntrophic methane production seemed to be important. The detailed characterization of the microbial communities presented in this work may be useful for the operation of biogas plants degrading substrates with high concentrations of proteins.