Definition of Nitrobacterium

1. Noun. Any of the bacteria in the soil that take part in the nitrogen cycle; they oxidize ammonium compounds into nitrites or oxidize nitrites into nitrates.




Definition of Nitrobacterium

1. Noun. Any if the several species of bacteria in the soil that take part in the nitrogen cycle, oxidizing ammonium, and organic nitrogen compounds to the more soluble nitrite and nitrate. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nitrobacterium

nitroamine
nitroamines
nitroanilide
nitroaniline
nitroanisole o-demethylase
nitroarene
nitroarenes
nitroarginine
nitroaromatic
nitroaromatics
nitroaryl
nitroaryls
nitrobacter
nitrobacteraceae
nitrobacteria
nitrobacterium (current term)
nitrobarite
nitrobenzaldehyde
nitrobenzene
nitrobenzenes
nitrobenzoate
nitrobenzoates
nitrobenzoic
nitrobenzoic acid
nitrobenzyl
nitroblue tetrazolium
nitroblue tetrazolium reduction
nitroblue tetrazolium test
nitrocalcite
nitrocarbol

Literary usage of Nitrobacterium

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1. Botanisches Zentralblatt: Referierendes Organ für das Gesamtgebiet der Botanik by Botanischer Verein in München, Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft, Berlin (1892)
"Die in des Verf. erster Mittheilung beschriebene Methode, mittels welcher es ihm zuerst gelang, ein nitrobacterium zu isoliren, ist nicht nur sehr ..."

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