denitrifying bacteria


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denitrifying bacteria

the bacteria responsible for DENITRIFICATION; an example is Pseudomonas denitrificans.
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Many genera of denitrifying bacteria can use NO3- and NO2- to degrade organic matter.
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.
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 incubation times at 30[degrees]C were 24 h for total bacteria, 48 h for total fungi, 4 days for nitrifying bacteria, and 7 days for denitrifying bacteria.
2006, "Characterization of membrane-bound nitrate reductase from denitrifying bacteria Ochrobactrum anthropi SY509".
But still another group of microorganisms, the denitrifying bacteria reduces nitrates all the way to molecular nitrogen.
The team obtained denitrifying bacteria from soil samples collected at a nearby overland flow treatment site and cultured them in the lab.
Philippot L, Hallin S (2005) Finding the missing link between diversity and activity using denitrifying bacteria as a model functional community.
Conventional technologies, such as activated sludge, rely on bacteria with fast-growth life strategies in which nitrifying and denitrifying bacteria grow suspended in the water column.