Experimental demonstration of chaotic instability in biological nitrification

@article{Graham2007ExperimentalDO,
  title={Experimental demonstration of chaotic instability in biological nitrification},
  author={David W. Graham and Charles W. Knapp and Erik S. Van Vleck and Katie Bloor and Teresa B Lane and Christopher E Graham},
  journal={The ISME Journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={1},
  pages={385-393}
}
Biological nitrification (that is, NH3 → NO2− → NO3−) is a key reaction in the global nitrogen cycle (N-cycle); however, it is also known anecdotally to be unpredictable and sometimes fails inexplicably. Understanding the basis of unpredictability in nitrification is critical because the loss or impairment of this function might influence the balance of nitrogen in the environment and also has biotechnological implications. One explanation for unpredictability is the presence of chaotic… CONTINUE READING
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