Pamela L. Salvas

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Ammonia oxidation, as measured by nitrite production, was inhibited by 2-chloro-6-trichloromethyl-pyridine (nitrapyrin, N-serve) in the methane-oxidizing bacterium,Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b, and the autotrophic nitrifying organisms,Nitrosococcus oceanus andNitrosomonas marina. 6-Chloropicolinic acid, a hydrolysis product of nitrapyrin, was ineffective(More)
Nitrapyrin or N-Serve [2-chloro-6-(trichloromethyl)pyridine] blocked methanogenesis associated with slurries of marine sediments. Both nitrapyrin and chloroform, an established inhibitor of methanogenic bacteria, were effective at micromolar concentrations. Chemical hydrolysis of nitrapyrin resulted in the release of three molar equivalents of chloride ions(More)
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