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- Charles, C. J.; Rout, S. P.; Wormald, R.; Laws, A. P.; Jackson, B. R.; Boxall, S. A.; Humphreys, P. N.
- Geomicrobiology journal 2019 v.36 no.5 pp. 405-411
- Clostridiales; Proteobacteria; biofilm; carbon; cellulose; cotton; lipids; manufacturing; microbial communities; pH; proteins; sugars; United Kingdom
- ... Lime manufacture in the UK has resulted in the generation of a number of alkaline sites (>pH 11.0) with complex indigenous microbial populations. Within the present study, retrievable cotton samples were used to investigate the fate of cellulose, the primary carbon source, within three sites aged from ≈25 to 140 years. Following 3 months incubation in situ, biofilms had formed on all cotton sample ...