With increased automation, we will be able to increase our sample throughput and give rapid results on microbial population composition to our clients. The most common applications of Enviromental Genomics™ testing include:
- Microbial Community Analysis (MCA) - a total microbial census of all bacteria present with information on functions or physical characteristics such as Ammonia Oxidation, Phosphate Removal, Bulking, Foaming, or Sulfur Reducing/oxidizing.
- AOB/NOB qPCR - with in-house developed primers, Aster Bio evaluates ammonia oxidizing bacteria (AOB) and nitrite oxidizing bacteria (NOB) in wastewater samples. The qPCR results provide information well before effluent ammonia or nitrite residuals change.
- Bulking & specific filament - often customers find that key bulking or filamentous organisms appear during MCA testing. Aster Bio is now able to build rapid, accurate qPCR tests for monitoring these specific organisms with results being available in hours versus days.