nitrifying bacteria

nitrifying bacteria
noun plural Date: 1925 bacteria of a family (Nitrobacteraceae) comprising gram-negative bacteria commonly found in the soil and obtaining energy through the process of nitrification

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  • Nitrifying bacteria — are chemoautotrophic or chemolithotrophs depending on the genera (Nitrosomonas, Nitrosococcus, Nitrobacter, Nitrococcus) bacteria that grow by consuming inorganic nitrogen compounds.[1] Many species of nitrifying bacteria have complex internal… …   Wikipedia

  • nitrifying bacteria — Small group of oxygen requiring bacteria that use nitrogen as an energy source. These microorganisms are important in the nitrogen cycle as converters of soil ammonia to nitrates, compounds usable by plants. The nitrification process requires two …   Universalium

  • nitrifying bacteria — nitrifikatoriai statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Nitritinės (Nitrosomonas genties) ir nitratinės (Nitrobacter genties) bakterijos, paverčiančios amonio druskas nitratais. atitikmenys: angl. nitrifiers; nitrifying bacteria vok …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • nitrifying bacteria — nitrobakterijos statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Nitritinės ir nitratinės bakterijos, oksiduojančios nitritus ir nitratus. atitikmenys: angl. nitrifying bacteria; nitrobacteria vok. Nitrobakterien, f rus. нитробактерии …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • nitrifying bacteria — (ni trī fi ing) Chemolithotrophic, gram negative bacteria that are members of the family Nitrobacteriaceae and convert ammonia to nitrate and nitrite to nitrate …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • bacteria — bacterial, adj. bacterially, adv. /bak tear ee euh/,, sing. bacterium / tear ee euhm/. ubiquitous one celled organisms, spherical, spiral, or rod shaped and appearing singly or in chains, comprising the Schizomycota, a phylum of the kingdom …   Universalium

  • nitrifying bacterium — plural  Nitrifying Bacteria,        any of a small group of aerobic bacteria (family Nitrobacteraceae) that use inorganic chemicals as an energy source. They are microorganisms that are important in the nitrogen cycle as converters of soil… …   Universalium

  • nitrifying — ni·tri·fy·ing nī trə .fī iŋ adj active in nitrification <nitrifying bacteria> * * * ni·tri·fy·ing (niґtrĭ fi″ing) oxidizing ammonia to nitrite (nitrosification) and then to nitrate …   Medical dictionary

  • Bacteria — Taxobox color = lightgrey name = Bacteria fossil range = Archean or earlier Recent image width = 210px image caption = Escherichia coli image is 8 micrometres wide. domain = Bacteria subdivision ranks = Phyla [cite web… …   Wikipedia

  • nitrifying — adjective Describing certain bacteria that oxidize ammonia to nitrite and nitrate in the soil …   Wiktionary

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