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Leptothrix spp. and Pseudomonas spp., are both able to oxidize dissolved manganese. Their concentration was quantified with qPCR as the number of DNA copies (n [cDNA/L]) present in ‘BW A1’. Furthermore the concentration of the species Pseudomons putida was quantified with the same technique. Table 2 gives an overview of the number of quantified species, expressed as DNA copies/L.

Table 2

Manganese oxidizing bacteria in sample ‘BW A1’, quantified by qPCR

Bacteriumn (cDNA/L)%
Pseudomonas spp. 2.3 × 1011 >99.99% 
Pseudomonas putida 1.5 × 107 <0.01% 
Leptothrix spp. 3.8 × 106 <0.01% 
Bacteriumn (cDNA/L)%
Pseudomonas spp. 2.3 × 1011 >99.99% 
Pseudomonas putida 1.5 × 107 <0.01% 
Leptothrix spp. 3.8 × 106 <0.01% 

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