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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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Detection and diversity of nitrifying and denitrifying functional genes in coastal aquaculture.
The low level of DO observed during the anoxic phase stimulates the activity of the denitrifying microorganisms, which results in decrease concentration of nitrate on mixed liquor at the end of the anoxic phase of this cycle.
The denitrifying bacteria in this long-traveled water, however, are unable to produce similar amounts of nitrogen due to a lack of nutrients in the region.
3] of a suspension of a denitrifying organism (Pseudomonas fluorescens, [O.
By the 1880s, other chemists and biologists had worked out the basics of the nitrogen cycle, complete with roles for legumes and nitrogen-fixing, nitrifying, and denitrifying bacteria (Leigh 2004).
Denitrifying bacteria obtain energy for metabolism and growth from the oxidation of reduced iron and manganese (Sarin et al.
The Piratininga-Itaipu System is a denitrifying system, despite the fact that the presence of benthic algae on the smaller mud flats could also account for nitrogen fixation.
15]N values of pelagic sediments reveal that temporarily large parts of the Ordovician and Silurian oceans, including the photic zone, were denitrifying.
Structure and activity of the denitrifying community in a maize cropped field fertilized with pig manure or ammonium nitrate.
2] fixing, Gram-negative, nitrifying, S oxidizing, Gram-positive, spore forming, denitrifying, P solubilizing, anaerobic and cellulose degrading and actinomycetes did not change coherently with season or site (Figs.
The scientists also found that the population of denitrifying microbes exceeded 454 million per pound of wood, compared to 45 million per pound of surface soil and 4.
Increasing activity of denitrifying bacteria at neutral pH of soil (Pritchett, 1979) and percentage of denitrifying bacteria near the cement plant (Mandre et al.