Nostocoida limicola II

Identification and quantification of the filamentous bacteria
Nostocoida limicola Typ II and Alysiosphaera in wastewater samples


Item Number: 01130007

Lab analysis: detection of filamentous bacteria

Identification and quantification of Gram-positive Nostocoida limicola type II as well as Gram-negative Alysiosphaera filaments with our VIT® Nostocoida limicola II test kit. The two pearl necklace-formed filaments are morphologically very similar so conventionally the distinction is not possible. Though specific gene probes typify and quantifiy them unequivocally.

The results are displayed according to the VIT® key. The report contains a significant photo documentation that visualises the filaments in the wastewater sample.

Qualitative or quantitative detection?
Semi-quantitative detection

Which analysis is applied?
The VIT® gene probe technology.

Which requirements are important?
Please request our simple protocol for fixation of wastewater samples. Make sure that you fixate/stabilize your samples in the indicated manner before sending the samples to us.


For an on-site analysis, we recommend our test kit VIT® Nostocoida limicola II.


Microscopic image: after analysis with gene probe technology, all living bacteria shine green and Nostocoida limicola II specifically shines red.
Microscopic image after VIT® analysis: all living bacteria shine green, Nostocoida limicola II specifically shines red.

Your Advantages

  • specific detection of Nostocoida limicola type II and Alysiosphaera

  • detection of living bacteria exclusively

  • quantification of filaments even in dense sludge flocs

  • highest specificity

  • applied for the prevention of disturbances