genus Nitrobacter

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Noun1.genus Nitrobacter - rod-shaped soil bacteria
bacteria genus - a genus of bacteria
family Nitrobacteriaceae, Nitrobacteriaceae - usually rod-shaped bacteria that oxidize ammonia or nitrites: nitrobacteria
nitric bacteria, nitrobacteria - soil bacteria that convert nitrites to nitrates
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Specimens of the genus Nitrobacter are facultative chemoautotrophic, they are reported in terrestrial and aquatic environments (EHRICH et al., 1995) and were present only in the IN (10%) and MB treatments due to the higher concentration of NOB in these systems, responsible for the transformation of nitrite into nitrate, having IN (10%) the highest concentration of nitrate between the treatments.