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Biofilms on R.O. water dispenser's membrane filters

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Biofilms on R.O. water dispenser's membrane filters

Postby chimezie » Wed May 11, 2011 11:41 pm

Suggest fastest techniques for identifying biofilm community in membrane filters of Reverse osmosis-water dispensing machines.
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Re: Biofilms on R.O. water dispenser's membrane filters

Postby canalon » Thu May 12, 2011 3:43 pm

16S PCR followed by either cloning and sequencing or by next gen sequencing without cloning. Might be expansive though.

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Postby michimichi » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:46 am

you mean to identify the organisms specifically?
if the HPC is always too high there is a possibility that there is a biofilm community.
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