Metagenomics of Bio Slurry Obtained From A Biogas Plant Using Next-Generation Dna Sequencing

International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology (IJBTT)
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Volume - 9 Issue - 3                         
Year of Publication : 2019
Authors : Akubuenyi F.C, Odokuma, L.O., Nwaokorie, F.O.
DOI :  10.14445/22490183/IJBTT-V9I3P603


MLA Style:Akubuenyi F.C, Odokuma, L.O., Nwaokorie, F.O. "Metagenomics of Bio Slurry Obtained From A Biogas Plant Using Next-Generation Dna Sequencing" International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology 9.2 (2019): 12-17.

APA Style:Akubuenyi F.C, Odokuma, L.O., Nwaokorie, F.O.(2019). Metagenomics of Bio Slurry Obtained From A Biogas Plant Using Next-Generation Dna Sequencing. International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology, 9(2), 12-17.


Metagenomics of bioslurry obtained from biogas plant was carried out Next-Generation DNA sequencing. The DNA of the associated bacterial organisms was extracted using a ZYMO Research DNA extraction kit (Quick-gDNATMMiniPrep). They were sequenced by Next Generation Sequencing Technique to determine the nucleotide sequence of all microorganisms present in the sample using automated PCR cycle- Genome Sequencer™ FLX System from 454 Life Sciences™ and Roche Applied.Sequence analysis and alignment was performed using Vecton NTI suite 9 (InforMax, Inc.). The partial 16S rRNA gene sequences generated and subjected to BLAST analysis, and compared to GenBank database of the National Center for Biotechnology Information revealed the presence of Clostridium thermocellum, Clostridium tetani, Spirochaeta caldaria, Acinetobacterbaumanni, Stenotrophomonasmaltophilic, Prevotellaruminocola, Parabacteriumdistasonics, Clostridium cellulovorans, Mahellaaustraliensis, Ethanoligenensharbinense, Odoribactersplanchnicus, Tannerallaforsythis, Clostridium stercorarium, Gramellaforsetti, GeobacillusthermoleovoransHalibacteriummodesticaldum and Veillonellaparvula, as the bacteria involved in biogas production. This implies that biogas production is mediated by these species of anaerobic bacteria.


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Metagenomics, Bioslurry, Biogas plant, Next generation DNA sequencing