Physiological and Growth Characteristics of Shewanella Species
Technical Report,01 Mar 2012,01 Mar 2014
Universal Technology Corporation Dayton United States
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This report summarizes technical effort to understand microbial interactions relevant to operational use in the marine environment. Firstly, Shewanella frigidi marina was investigated as a potential microbial fuel cell MFC catalyst. S. frigidimarina is halotolerant and can grow at temperatures in the range of 0-28 degrees C. The physiological characteristics of S. frigidimarina as a psychrophile provide opportunity for energy generation at unconventional operating temperatures. Secondly, the unusual growth characteristics of another Shewanella sp., Shewanella japonica, were investigated. S. japonica is also a halotolerant and metabolically diverse species and was investigated for its ability to form complex biofilms on solid surfaces in marine environments.