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Title: Molecular ecology of anaerobic cellulose-degrading microorganisms in landfill sites
Author: McDonald, James Edward
ISNI:       0000 0001 3623 7497
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2008
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Landfill sites are anoxic environments in which the conversion of organic polymers to methane is mediated by a consortium of microorganisms representing several different trophic groups. Cellulose is the most abundant biodegradable organic polymer in landfill sites, and its hydrolysis represents the initial stage of landfill waste stablistation. It has been suggested that four phylogenetic clusters of the bacterial genus Clostridium that contain cellulolytic species (clusters I, III, IV and XIVab) are the predominant cellulose-degraders in landfill environments.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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