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de·ni·tri·fy

(dē-nī'tri-fī),
To remove nitrogen from any material or chemical compound.

denitrify

(dē-nī′trə-fī′)
tr.v. denitri·fied, denitri·fying, denitri·fies
1. To remove nitrogen or nitrogen groups from (a compound).
2. To reduce (nitrates or nitrites) to nitrogen-containing gases, as by bacterial action on soil.

de·ni′tri·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.

denitrify

(dē-nī′trĭ-fī)
To remove nitrogen from something.
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Denitrifying bacteria in bulk and maize-rhizospheric soil: diversity and N20-reducing ability.
Also during the initial periods of aerobic phase, NOZ values have gone down implying predominance of denitrifying bacterial species till early aerobic period.
So Hunt and ASABE member and soil scientist Mafias Vanotti began to look for a denitrifying process that could take place in subsurface drains before the nitrate-laced runoff reaches sensitive aquatic ecosystems downstream.
2006), and denitrifying oxidization by nitrate or nitrite sulfide (Gevertz, Telang, Voordouw, & Jenneman, 2000), ferrous iron (Straub, Benz, Schink, & Widdel, 1996), manganese (II) (Tebo, Johnson, McCarthy, & Templeton, 2005), and hydrogen (Smith, Ceazan, & Brooks, 1994).
Since IBP (25 kDa) from sea ice diatom Navicula glaciei show considerable similarity to psychrotolerant sediment bacteria, Rhodoferax ferrireducens (58% identity) and a denitrifying estuarine bacteria, Shewanella denitrificans (43% identity), polyclonal antibody raised against a conserved middle domain of IBP was used for detection of IBP in Antarctic bacteria.
Not only had the hydrocarbon contamination decreased, but there was a change in the microbial community composition, with more denitrifying bacteria present.
Pumps would control the flow of polluted water into and through the marsh to ensure prolonged contact between nitrate-laden water and denitrifying bacteria.
A factor that reduces denitrification efficiency, independently from nitrite, is dissolved oxygen (DO) [10, 11] because most of the common denitrifying bacteria are facultative anaerobes, preferring oxygen to nitrite as the electron acceptor.
Additionally, we examined microbial community properties including microbial biomass, denitrifying bacteria abundance, and rates of denitrification and soil respiration.
2], denitrifying enzyme activity (DEA), bacterial biomass, and microbial community diversity.
Use of a chemiluminescence detector for quantitation of nitric oxide produced in assays of denitrifying enzymes.