denitrification

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de·ni·tri·fy

 (dē-nī′trə-fī′)
tr.v. de·ni·tri·fied, de·ni·tri·fy·ing, de·ni·tri·fies
1. To remove nitrogen or nitrogen groups from (a compound).
2. To reduce (nitrates or nitrites) to nitrogen-containing gases, as by bacterial action on soil.

de·ni′tri·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
Translations

denitrification

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This study determined gross N transformation rates (nitrification, mineralisation, dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium (DNRA) and N[O.sub.3.sup.-] immobilisation), and abundances of AOA and AOB under the pH treatments in a subtropical acid forest soil.
The nitrate reduction is associated with the bacterium's ability to breathe in the absence of oxygen and having two different metabolic pathways, (1) respiratory nitrate reductase and (2) dissimilatory nitrate reduction. In the first pathway, the denitrification process takes place where the nitrate is sequentially reduced to nitrite, nitric oxide, nitrous oxide, and finally to dinitrogen [12, 13].
Therefore, the process of dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium (DNRA) might present in strain Y-9, but this requires further investigation.