Ammonia-oxidizing archaea have more important role than ammonia-oxidizing bacteria in ammonia oxidation of strongly acidic soils

@article{Zhang2012AmmoniaoxidizingAH,
  title={Ammonia-oxidizing archaea have more important role than ammonia-oxidizing bacteria in ammonia oxidation of strongly acidic soils},
  author={Li-Mei Zhang and Hangwei Hu and Ju-pei Shen and Ji-Zheng He},
  journal={The ISME Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={6},
  pages={1032-1045}
}
Increasing evidence demonstrated the involvement of ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA) in the global nitrogen cycle, but the relative contributions of AOA and ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB) to ammonia oxidation are still in debate. Previous studies suggest that AOA would be more adapted to ammonia-limited oligotrophic conditions, which seems to be favored by protonation of ammonia, turning into ammonium in low-pH environments. Here, we investigated the autotrophic nitrification activity of AOA… CONTINUE READING
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