Modes of action of nitrification inhibitors

  title={Modes of action of nitrification inhibitors},
  author={Gregory W. McCarty},
  journal={Biology and Fertility of Soils},
 In recent years, substantial progress has been made towards understanding the modes of action for the specific inhibition of autotrophic NH3 oxidation. This has included demonstrating that NH3 monooxygenase (AMO) has a broad substrate range for catalytic oxidation, and the inhibitory effects of many compounds are due to competition for the active site. Other compounds, such as acetylenes, are oxidized by the normal catalytic cycle of AMO to highly reactive products which covalently bind the… CONTINUE READING
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