Effects of ammonium and nitrite on growth and competitive fitness of cultivated methanotrophic bacteria.

@article{Nyerges2010EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of ammonium and nitrite on growth and competitive fitness of cultivated methanotrophic bacteria.},
  author={Gy{\"o}rgyi Nyerges and Suk-Kyun Han and Lisa Yael Stein},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={76 16},
  pages={5648-51}
}
The effects of nitrite and ammonium on cultivated methanotrophic bacteria were investigated. Methylomicrobium album ATCC 33003 outcompeted Methylocystis sp. strain ATCC 49242 in cultures with high nitrite levels, whereas cultures with high ammonium levels allowed Methylocystis sp. to compete more easily. M. album pure cultures and cocultures consumed nitrite and produced nitrous oxide, suggesting a connection between denitrification and nitrite tolerance. 

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