Physiological studies on M. parvicella have been conducted to determine the rate of growth of this organism in pure culture. The organism displayed a doubling time of 128 days despite its profuse abundance in a local Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTW). An extensive survey has been ongoing since February 2000 into the extent of M. parvicella in the WWTW. A suite of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies has been developed to detect and quantify M. parvicella.
Studies of Microthrix parvicella in situ and in laboratory culture: production and use of specific antibodies
N. Connery, A.S. Thompson, S. Patrick, M.J. Larkin; Studies of Microthrix parvicella in situ and in laboratory culture: production and use of specific antibodies. Water Sci Technol 1 July 2002; 46 (1-2): 115–118. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2002.0465
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