nitrite bacteria

nitrite bacteria
nitrite bacteria,
= nitrous bacteria. (Cf.nitrous bacteria)

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  • Nitrite oxidoreductase — (NOR or NXR) is an enzyme involved in nitrification. It is the last step in the process of aerobic ammonia oxidation, which is carried out by two groups of nitrifying bacteria: ammonia oxidizers such as Nitrosospira, Nitrosomonas and… …   Wikipedia

  • Nitrite — ion with an O N O bond angle of ca. 120° …   Wikipedia

  • Nitrite reductase — refers to any of several classes of enzymes that catalyze the reduction of nitrite. There are two classes of NIR s. A multi haem enzyme reduces NO2 to a variety of products. Copper containing enzymes carry out a single electron transfer to… …   Wikipedia

  • bacteria — bacterial, adj. bacterially, adv. /bak tear ee euh/, n.pl., 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

  • nitrous bacteria — noun soil bacteria that oxidize ammonia to nitrites • Syn: ↑nitrosobacteria • Hypernyms: ↑eubacteria, ↑eubacterium, ↑true bacteria • Member Holonyms: ↑Nitrosomonas, ↑genus …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • Sodium nitrite — Sodium nitrite …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Chemosynthesis — Chem o*syn the*sis, n. [Chemical + synthesis.] (Plant Physiol.) Synthesis of organic compounds by energy derived from chemical changes or reactions. Chemosynthesis of carbohydrates occurs in the nitrite bacteria through the oxidation of ammonia… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chemosynthetic — Chemosynthesis Chem o*syn the*sis, n. [Chemical + synthesis.] (Plant Physiol.) Synthesis of organic compounds by energy derived from chemical changes or reactions. Chemosynthesis of carbohydrates occurs in the nitrite bacteria through the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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