Production of NO(2) and N(2)O by Nitrifying Bacteria at Reduced Concentrations of Oxygen.

@article{Goreau1980ProductionON,
  title={Production of NO(2) and N(2)O by Nitrifying Bacteria at Reduced Concentrations of Oxygen.},
  author={Thomas J. Goreau and Warren A. Kaplan and Steven C. Wofsy and Michael B. McElroy and Frederica W. Valois and Stanley W. Watson},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1980},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={526-32}
}
Pure cultures of the marine ammonium-oxidizing bacterium Nitrosomonas sp. were grown in the laboratory at oxygen partial pressures between 0.005 and 0.2 atm (0.18 to 7 mg/liter). Low oxygen conditions induced a marked decrease in the rate for production of NO(2), from 3.6 x 10 to 0.5 x 10 mmol of NO(2) per cell per day. In contrast, evolution of N(2)O increased from 1 x 10 to 4.3 x 10 mmol of N per cell per day. The yield of N(2)O relative to NO(2) increased from 0.3% to nearly 10% (moles of N… CONTINUE READING
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