ammonia assimilation

am·mo·ni·a as·sim·i·la·tion

the use of ammonia (or ammonium ions) in the net synthesis of nitrogen-containing molecules, for example, glutamine synthetase.
Synonym(s): ammonia fixation
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The cultured cyanobacteria (isolated from fish culture tanks) were introduced into experimental tank for assessing the rate of ammonia assimilation.
The important thing was observed when ammonia assimilation the nitrate and nitrite values were goes to high, because in the nitrogen cycle naturally the ammonia converts into nitrate and nitrite by cyanobacteria (Graph.
The disadvantage of surface area type filters is low ammonia assimilation rates per unit volume.