Myelin like electrogenic filamentation and Liquid Microbial Fuel Cells Dataset overview.

Published: 20 June 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/nxvhfy87t8.1
Emilio D'Ugo,
, Francesca Spadaro, lucia bertuccini, Francesca Iosi, Roberto Giuseppetti, FABIO MAGURANO


Biofilm at water-oil interface of hypoxic water columns of microcosms, prepared from a lacustrine sample, that used diesel as a carbon source was found to show electrogenic properties. These microcosms named, liquid microbial fuel cells (L-MFCs) were electrically characterized using a custom electronic analyzer; accurate determination of voltage (V), power density (W/m 2), and current density (A/m2) for both charge and discharge phases was carried out. The instrument made it possible to carry out cell characterizations using resistive loads between 0 Ω (Ohm) and 10 kΩ. During the hypoxic and electrogenic phase, the synthesis of a system of “bacterial piping induction”, produced filaments of hundreds of micrometers in which the microbial cells are hosted. Ultrastructural microscopy collected by scanning (SEM), transmission (TEM), immunofluorescence, Thunder Imager 3D, confocal laser scanning (CLSM) microscopy revealed a “myelin like“ structure during filamentation processes; this “myelin like” structure exhibited cross-reactivity towards different epitopes of the myelin basic protein (MBP) and Claudin 11 (O4) of human oligodendrocytes. The disclosure of these filamentation processes could be helpful to describe further unconventional microbial structures in aquatic ecosystems and of the animal world.


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The data is obtained by building the microbial fuel cells from microcosms. The battery communities used by lake samples and are incubated in microcosms with diesel. The bacterial communities were photographed and the DNA sequenced with Next Generation Sequencing. In addition, all stack data is collected with software developed by the authors.


Teagasc Food Research Centre Moorepark Library, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'informazione Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni


Environmental Biotechnology