Scanning electron micrograph of P. multisaccharivorax PPPA20T - Source:3Fermentation
Moderately saccharolytic, carbohydrate fermenters, which grow under anaerobic conditions. Major products of glucose fermentation are succinate and acetate. Proteolytic activity is variable among species, and fumerate may be used as an alternative electron acceptor. Cells appear as short rods or coccobacilli in pure culture, which can occur singly or in pairs 4 and sometimes in long filaments 3. No in situ information has been determined for Prevotella in activated sludge.
BAC303 (targets the genera Prevotella and Bacteroides within the Bacteroides group) 5
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