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Nitrosomonas

nitrosomonas

A genus of gram-negative, ellipsoidal or rod-shaped bacteria whose major source of energy and reducing power is from the oxidation of ammonia to nitrite. Its species occur in soils, oceans, lakes, rivers, and sewage disposal systems.


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Bacterias in Nitrification

Hello everyone.I read some articles over net which says that in the Nitrification process of Nitrogen Cycle Nitrosomonas Bacteria converts ammonia to nitrite and Nitrobacter converts Nitrite to Nitrate.But also read some contradicting research articles which stated that instead ...

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by Rohan21
Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:39 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Bacterias in Nitrification
Replies: 1
Views: 1167

Higher proton motive force

Hi, I was just wondering about this question on my first year biology course; Nitrosomonas uses ammonia to reduce an electron transport chain and then ammonia is reduced to nitrate, while Nitrobacters uses nitrate, which is reduced to nitrite...which would produce ...

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by Samizv
Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:23 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Higher proton motive force
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Views: 923

Some questions

Hope this link helps Nitrosomonas ( I'm sorry I have just found this one) http://microbewiki.kenyon.edu/mediawiki-1.6.6/index.php/Nitrosomonas how they can use N2? I think they have their own special enzyme : nitrogenase

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by tam122
Sun Jul 16, 2006 4:28 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Some questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2468

Some questions

Oh, I think I have to ask some questions, too! 1.Are there any differences between Nitrobacter and Nitrosomonas? I mean about their lives, the way how they can use N2 from air?

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by Sang
Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:19 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Some questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2468

soils affecting plants (nitrate)

... sure it is NH3 or NH4... oh well, maybe NH3-hehe... so if it happen naturally in an area which lack of lighting and N2... it is hard. and without Nitrosomonas or Nitrosococcus

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by baikuza
Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:08 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: soils affecting plants (nitrate)
Replies: 8
Views: 4136


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