denitrifying bacterium

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Related to denitrifying bacterium: Nitrifying Bacterium

de·ni·tri·fy·ing bacterium

Any of various bacteria that convert nitrate or nitrite into nitrogen gas in the absence of oxygen and play an important role in the nitrogen cycle.
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Evidence that anaerobic oxidation of toluene in the denitrifying bacterium Thauera aromatica is initiated by formation of benzylsuccinate from toluene and fumarate.
Anaerobic degradation of toluene by a denitrifying bacterium.
Initial reactions in anaerobic oxidation of m-xylene by the denitrifying bacterium Azoarcus sp.