Patents

Nitrite-Oxidizing Bacteria and Methods of Using and Detecting the Same

United States Patent 7544501
Issued 06/09/2009

Abstract:
Described herein are nitrite-oxidizing bacteria. Particular bacteria of the present invention are tolerant of saltwater environments, freshwater environments or both. Furthermore, in various embodiments, various bacteria of the present invention are capable of surviving a freezing or freeze-drying process, and may remain viable thereafter. Methods for preventing or alleviating the accumulation of nitrite in aqueous environments are also provided, using the nitrite-oxidizing bacteria of the present invention. Methods for detecting the bacteria of the present invention are also provided. Compositions comprising the nitrite-oxidizing bacteria of the present invention and, inter alia, ammonia-oxidizing bacteria, are also provided.

 

Method of Using Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria

United States Patent 7482151
Issued 01/27/2009

Abstract:
Described herein are novel ammonia-oxidizing bacteria as well as isolated nucleotide sequences representative of 16S rDNA of these ammonia-oxidizing bacteria. Particular bacteria of the present invention are tolerant of freshwater environments, saltwater environments or both. Furthermore, in various embodiments, various bacteria of the present invention are capable of surviving a freeze-drying process, and may remain viable thereafter. Methods for preventing or alleviating the accumulation of ammonia in aqueous environments, such as aquaria and wastewater, are also provided, using the ammonia-oxidizing bacteria of the present invention.

Method for detecting ammonia-oxidizing bacteria

United States Patent 7270957
Issued 09/18/2007

Abstract:
Bacteria that are capable of ammonia oxidation. Particular bacteria of the present invention are tolerant of freshwater environments, saltwater environments or both. Furthermore, in various embodiments, various bacteria of the present invention are capable of surviving a freeze-drying process, and may remain viable thereafter. Methods for detecting the bacteria of the present invention are also provided. Such methods may be effected by any conventional methology, such as with a DNA chip.

Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria

United States Patent 7267816
Issued 09/11/2007

Abstract:
Described herein are novel ammonia-oxidizing bacteria, as well as isolated nucleotide sequences, representative of 16S rDNA of these ammonia-oxidizing bacteria. Particular bacteria of the present invention are tolerant of freshwater environments, saltwater environments or both. Furthermore, in various embodiments, various bacteria of the present invention are capable of surviving a freeze-drying process, and may remain viable thereafter. Compositions including various combinations of the bacteria are further described, as are polymerase chain reaction (PCR) primers and oligonucleotide probes that may be used to detect these bacteria based on their 16S rDNA.

Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria and Methods of Using and Detecting the Same

Commonwealth of Australia Patent No. 2003272297
Issued 08/31/2006

 

Freshwater Nitrite Bacteria

Mexico Patent No. 238,832
Issued 07/21/2006

Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria

Commonwealth of Australia Patent No. 2001263305
Issued 07/05/2006

Ammonia Oxidizing Bacteria

Mexico Patent No. 233,120
Issued 12/19/2005

Ammonia Oxidizing Bacteria

European Patent No. EP 1 282 688
Issued 3/16/2005

 

Bacterial Nitrite Oxidizer and Method of Use Thereof

Commonwealth of Australia Patent No. 750,945
Issued 11/21/2002

 

Method of Using Bacterial Nitrite Oxidizer

United States Patent 6265206
Issued 07/24/2001

Abstract:
The present invention provides an isolated bacterial strain capable of oxidizing nitrite to nitrate and a method of use thereof for preventing or alleviating the accumulation of nitrite in an aqueous medium.

 

Method for Detecting Bacterial Nitrite Oxidizer

United States Patent 6268154
Issued 07/21/2001

Abstract:
The present invention provides an isolated bacterial strain capable of oxidizing nitrite to nitrate and a method of use thereof for preventing or alleviating the accumulation of nitrite in an aqueous medium.

Bacterial nitrite oxidizer

United States Patent 6207440
Issued 12/21/1998

Abstract:
The present invention provides an isolated bacterial strain capable of oxidizing nitrite to nitrate and a method of use thereof for preventing or alleviating the accumulation of nitrite in an aqueous medium.