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Impact of a biorepair treatment on the diversity of calcifying bacterial communities at the surface of cracked concrete walls

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Changes in the diversity of indigenous calcifying bacterial communities were determined before and after 1 year of biorepair treatment applied on indoor micro-cracked concrete walls. The biotreatment was based on the formation of an organo-mineral coating generated by Alkalihalobacillus pseudofirmus cultured in the presence of calcium lactate. Before and after the biotreatment, the calcifying bacterial strains belonging to either Firmicutes or Actinobacteria phylum were dominant depending on the sampling area. Nevertheless, the proportion of the calcifying Bacillus, Brachybacterium, Microbacterium, and Rhodococcus genera changed. These bacterial strains were likely to participate in the effectiveness of the biotreatment. Isolated bacteria of Microbacterium and Rhodococcus genera reported interesting calcifying capacity associated to microbial growth rates greater than the one observed for Alkalihalobacillus pseudofirmus. A bacterial consortium containing Alkalihalobacillus pseudofirmus, Rhodococcus cercidiphylli, and Microbacterium schleiferi demonstrated an improved calcifying capacity. Consequently, using a bacterial consortium instead of a single strain is an efficient way to improve the robustness of the biorepair treatment. Key points: • Indigenous calcifying bacteria mainly belonged to Firmicutes and Actinobacteria • Microbacterium and Rhodococcus reported the quickest growth rate with calcium lactate • A bacterial consortium with improved calcifying capacity is proposed
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hal-03906115 , version 1 (19-12-2022)

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Christine Lors, Claire Gassie, Remy Guyoneaud, Denis Damidot. Impact of a biorepair treatment on the diversity of calcifying bacterial communities at the surface of cracked concrete walls. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2023, 107 (1), pp.187-200. ⟨10.1007/s00253-022-12313-2⟩. ⟨hal-03906115⟩
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