Missing lithotroph identified as new planctomycete

  title={Missing lithotroph identified as new planctomycete},
  author={Marc Strous and John A. Fuerst and Evelien H. M. Kramer and Susanne Logemann and Gerard Muyzer and Katinka T. van de Pas-Schoonen and Richard Webb and Johannes Gijs Kuenen and Mike S. M. Jetten},
With the increased use of chemical fertilizers in agriculture, many densely populated countries face environmental problems associated with high ammonia emissions. The process of anaerobic ammonia oxidation (‘anammox’) is one of the most innovative technological advances in the removal of ammonia nitrogen from waste water,. This new process combines ammonia and nitrite directly into dinitrogen gas. Until now, bacteria capable of anaerobically oxidizing ammonia had never been found and were… CONTINUE READING
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