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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In this period spring wheat had the increased capability for ammonia assimilation. Therefore, spring wheat shall be fed with nitrogen fertilizers in the heading period.
He covers nitrogen nutrition, nitrate reduction, nitrite reduction, ammonia assimilation, polyamines, amino acids, chlorophyll, proteins, and nucleic acids.
Evidence showed that GDH is not involved in ammonia assimilation, which occurs solely via the GS/GOGAT cycle.
The cultured cyanobacteria (isolated from fish culture tanks) were introduced into experimental tank for assessing the rate of ammonia assimilation. 10 numbers of the clown fish, Amphiprion sebae with equal weight and length has been introduced in both tanks.
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.
For example, taurine appears to be ah end product of ammonia assimilation in S.
velum host and its symbionts in ammonia assimilation and the maintenance of taurine, thiotaurine, and hypotaurine pools.
In additional experiments, the effects of the ammonia assimilation inhibitor, methionine sulfoximine (MSX; Rees, 1987) were examined; MSX inhibits glutamine synthetase, which has been detected in S.
Inhibition of symbiont and host protein synthesis and host ammonia assimilation blocked sulfide-stimulated taurine synthesis; in contrast, only the inhibition of symbiont metabolism decreased the sulfide-stimulated thiotaurine synthesis.
Exposure to MSX blocked ammonia assimilation, probably contributing to the decreased taurine levels in MSX-treated clams.
Despite the MSX-induced inhibition of ammonia assimilation, thiotaurine levels in MSX-treated clams increased following sulfide exposure.
The disadvantage of surface area type filters is low ammonia assimilation rates per unit volume.