Molecular biological characterization and biostimulation of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria in brackishwater aquaculture.

In the present study, molecular methods based on sequencing of clone libraries have been used to provide sequence and the phylogenetic information of ammonia oxidizing bacteria (AOB). Ammonia monooxygenase (amoA) gene, which catalyzed the oxidation of ammonia to hydroxyl amine in the initial rate-determining step of nitrification was targeted for detection… (More)