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Any of various rod-shaped, aerobic, nitrogen-fixing bacteria of the genus Azotobacter, typically found in soil and water.

[French azote, nitrogen; see azo- + bacter(ia).]


(Microbiology) any bacterium of the family Azotobacteriaceae, important in nitrogen fixation in the soil
[New Latin; see azote, bacteria]


(əˈzoʊ təˌbæk tər, eɪˈzoʊ-)

any of several rod-shaped or spherical soil bacteria of the genus Azotobacter, important as nitrogen fixers.
[< New Latin (1901); see azote, -o-, bacterium]
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Nitroxin) is a commercial product of biofertilizer contains Azotobacter and Azospirillum produced by Asia Bio Technology Institute, Iran.
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Use of Azotobacter chroococcum as potential useful in agricultural alication.
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Effect of azotobacter and Azospirilium on the yield of wheat (triticum aestivum L.
Various biofertilizers such as rhizobium, azotobacter, and azospirillium are used for soil and seed treatments.
Despite numerous studies about N use efficiency in various plants, however, there are a few studies about tobacco, especially inoculated with Azotobacter chroococcum.
Brown [2], revealed that Azotobacter paspali can release IAA in the medium.
Nine treatments were as follows: Azospirillum / Azotobacter (Nitroxin 4 and 8 Kg/ha), Azospirillum / Bacillus subtilis / Pseudomonas fluorescens (Super Nitro Plus 4 and 8 Kg/ha), (Biosulfur 4 and 8 Kg/ha, Urea fertilizer (75 and 100 Kg/ha), and control treatment with no fertilizer.
Co-inoculation of wheat seeds with Azotobacter and Azospiriilum had positive significant effects on seed weight and grain yields about average 53/8% higher compared to non inoculation plant [3].