nitrobacteria


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Related to nitrobacteria: azotobacter, Pseudomonas

ni·tro·bac·te·ri·um

 (nī′trō-băk-tîr′ē-əm)
n. pl. ni·tro·bac·te·ri·a (-tîr′ē-ə)
A nitrifying bacterium.

nitrobacteria

(ˌnaɪtrəʊbækˈtɪərɪə)
pl n, sing -terium (-ˈtɪərɪəm)
(Microbiology) soil bacteria of the order Pseudomonadales that are involved in nitrification, including species of Nitrosomonas and Nitrobacter
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Noun1.nitrobacteria - soil bacteria that convert nitrites to nitrates
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
genus Nitrobacter, Nitrobacter - rod-shaped soil bacteria
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sup][4] According to their functions in the human body, they are classified into three types: (1) symbiotic bacteria or probiotics, which are intestinal-dominant bacteria mainly composed of strict anaerobic bacteria such as lactic acid bacteria, bifidobacteria, bacteroides, eubacteria, and nitrobacteria.
The results showed that, removal of urea by BAF was mainly the result of biological action, the adsorption capacity of activated carbon for urea was limited, the dominant bacterial communities for the hydrolysis of urea were heterotrophic bacteria, and parts of nitrosobacteria and nitrobacteria also had a certain capacity of hydrolyzing urea.
ATU and NaClO3 were added into the samples in the test to inhibit the activities of nitrosobacteria and nitrobacteria, respectively, at the same time control test was used to distinguish the metabolic types of hydrolysis bacteria for urea.