Cultivation of an obligate acidophilic ammonia oxidizer from a nitrifying acid soil.

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Nitrification is a fundamental component of the global nitrogen cycle and leads to significant fertilizer loss and atmospheric and groundwater pollution. Nitrification rates in acidic soils (pH < 5.5), which comprise 30% of the world's soils, equal or exceed those of neutral soils. Paradoxically, autotrophic ammonia oxidizing bacteria and archaea, which… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1107196108

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@article{LehtovirtaMorley2011CultivationOA, title={Cultivation of an obligate acidophilic ammonia oxidizer from a nitrifying acid soil.}, author={Laura E Lehtovirta-Morley and Kilian Stoecker and Andreas Vilcinskas and James I. Prosser and Graeme W. Nicol}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={2011}, volume={108 38}, pages={15892-7} }