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Metabolic Pathway Analysis for Nutrient Removal of the Consortium between C. vulgaris and P. aeruginosa

Version 1 : Received: 27 February 2019 / Approved: 1 March 2019 / Online: 1 March 2019 (07:20:22 CET)

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Guerra-Renteria, A.S.; García-Ramírez, M.A.; Gómez-Hermosillo, C.; Gómez-Guzmán, A.; González-García, Y.; González-Reynoso, O. Metabolic Pathway Analysis of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Uptake by the Consortium between C. vulgaris and P. aeruginosa. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20, 1978. Guerra-Renteria, A.S.; García-Ramírez, M.A.; Gómez-Hermosillo, C.; Gómez-Guzmán, A.; González-García, Y.; González-Reynoso, O. Metabolic Pathway Analysis of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Uptake by the Consortium between C. vulgaris and P. aeruginosa. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20, 1978.

Journal reference: Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20, 1978
DOI: 10.3390/ijms20081978

Abstract

Anthropogenic activities have increased the amount of urban wastewater discharged into natural aquatic reservoirs confining in them a high amount of nutrients and organics contaminants. Several studies have reported that an alternative to reduce those contaminants is using consortiums of microalgae and endogenous bacteria. In this research, a genome-scale biochemical reaction network is reconstructed for the co-culture between the microalga Chlorella vulgaris and the bacterium Pesudomonas aeruginosa. Metabolic Pathway Analysis (MPA), is applied to understand the metabolic capabilities of the co-culture and to elucidate the best conditions in removing nutrients such as Phosphorus (inorganic phosphorous and phosphate) and Nitrogen (nitrates and ammonia). Theoretical yields for Phosphorus removal under photoheterotrophic conditions are calculated, determining their values as 0.042 mmol of PO4/ g DW of C. vulgaris, 19.53 mmol of inorganic Phosphorus /g DW of C. vulgaris and 4.90 mmol of inorganic Phosphorus/ g DW of P. aeruginosa. Similarly, according to the genome-scale biochemical reaction network the theoretical yields for Nitrogen removal are 10.3 mmol of NH3/g DW of P. aeruginosa and 7.19 mmol of NO3 /g DW of C. vulgaris. Thus, this research proves the metabolic capacity of these microorganisms in removing nutrients and their theoretical yields are calculated.

Subject Areas

Extreme Pathways, Nutrient Removal, C. vulgaris, P.aeruginosa

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