Influence of alternating oxic/anoxic conditions on growth of denitrifying bacteria.

@article{Lee2010InfluenceOA,
  title={Influence of alternating oxic/anoxic conditions on growth of denitrifying bacteria.},
  author={D U Lee and Sung-Hoon Woo and Spyros A. Svoronos and Ben L. Koopman},
  journal={Water research},
  year={2010},
  volume={44 6},
  pages={1819-24}
}
Denitrifying bacteria that are switched from oxic to anoxic conditions can experience diauxic lag, which is the time required for re-synthesis of nitrate reductase and other denitrifying enzymes. Pseudomonas denitrificans were exposed to alternating oxic/anoxic phases in a continuous flow reactor with either 4-h or 8-h anoxic phase lengths, in comparison to a measured diauxic lag of 9.5h following steady-state oxic conditions. The P. denitrificans were unable to sustain anoxic growth at either… CONTINUE READING