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(Science: biochemistry) The common Name for NH3, a strongly basic, irritating, colourlessgas which is lighter than air and readily soluble in water. It is formed in nature as a by-product of protein metabolism in animals.Industrially, it is used in explosives, fertiliser, refrigerants, household cleaningsolutions, etc.

ammonium Hydroxide (NH4_), a solution of ammonia gas in water. A pungent gas compounded of nitrogen and hydrogen (NH3).A water solution of ammonia.A colourless gas, chemical formula NH3.

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Agriculture and Microbiology come together (Research Prjct)

... to separate, then measure the layers with a ruler to see what percentage of each there is. I just realized that my nutrient blend won't have an Ammonia content, so I decided that Ammonia Carbonate will be added to the list. And it says it can be made by mixing Ammonia and CO2, so I am thinking ...

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by Sophiahotep
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Agriculture and Microbiology come together (Research Prjct)
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Bacterial Taxonomy

... cyanobacteria may form filamentous structures with reproductive spores, but the presence of heterocysts or the ability to reduce nitrogen gas to ammonia is unique to Cyanobacteria. Proteobacteria are very, very diverse and better discussed in terms of the individual classes alpha, beta, gamma, ...

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by wildfunguy
Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Bacterial Taxonomy
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Diagnosis: black/brown spots on koi scales; picture included

... ago; I have a 25-gallon tank. He seems to be doing fine, except he started to get a few black/brown spots on some scales. Read this could be ammonia burn. Checked ammonia twice and it's at 0 ppm, but no guarantee the test was accurate. I put an ammonia removal fizz tab in the tank. I noticed ...

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by animus
Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:30 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Diagnosis: black/brown spots on koi scales; picture included
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Why ?

... - whether that is true storage or not is debatable. If you USE amino acids for respiration-derived energy, then you have to deal with freed ammonia. But they aren't always used, at least not immediately.

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by Darby
Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Why ?
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Glutamine synthetase in animals

... been looking for a while now, and haven't come across this anywhere. Is glutamine synthetase (enzyme synthesizing glutamine from glutamate and ammonia) present in heterotrophs, e.g animals? This is quite a big deal, because it is the primary pahtway of ammonia assimilation in plants. Thank ...

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by miikaelf
Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Glutamine synthetase in animals
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