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Main Title Special Applications of Insect Gut Microflora in Kinetic Studies of Microbial Substrate Removal Rates.
Author Lewis, D. L. ; Said, W. A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA. ;Technology Applications, Inc., Athens, GA. ;Georgia Univ., Athens.
Publisher cJul 89
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/J-89/253;
Stock Number PB90-135526
Additional Subjects Removal ; Substrates ; Insects ; Termites ; Nutrients ; Biodeterioration ; Concentration(Composition) ; Temperature ; Responses ; Microorganisms ; Genetics ; Kinetics ; Aquatic biology ; Reprints ; Guts
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-135526 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/10/1990
Collation 7p
Because of the highly controlled environment in which they live and their unique genetic history, the gut microflora of some insects may be useful for studying some of the underlying principles that govern the kinetics of uptake and metabolism of substrates by microorganisms. In the present studies, D-glucose mineralization kinetics were investigated using facultative anaerobes from termite gut microflora to test the similarity of kinetics principles developed previously with aquatic environmental microbial samples. As with environmental samples, heterogeneous kinetics were observed in the gut microflora, with increasingly enhanced glucose removal rates at diminishing amended substrate concentrations. These results lend support to the general applicability of these kinetics principles to a diversity of mixed microbial populations having greatly dissimilar environmental histories.