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Nitrification, the sequential oxidation of ammonia via nitrite to nitrate, is an important process for nitrogen removal from municipal wastewater. This process is catalysed by ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB) and nitrite-oxidizing bacteria (NOB), two different groups of slow-growing microorganisms whose cooperation is needed to achieve complete nitrification. High efficiency and stability of this process is required for wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) operational optimization due to
nitrification is often subjected to recurring collapse in many WWTPs. Therefore, a better understanding of the microbial ecology of nitrifying bacteria in WWTPs could
potentially improve the nitrification stability. Novel high-throughput molecular methods, as next generation sequencing (NGS), are nowadays providing detailed knowledge on the microorganisms governing wastewater treatment systems. This
methods in conjunction with the environmental ordination of the relationships between biological variables (nitrifying bacterial community) and physicochemical variables (nitrogen compounds and environmental conditions) provide a powerful
tool to elucidate how selection pressures imposed by operational and environmental conditions affect community diversity and dynamics within activated sludge systems.