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- abbr. anaerobic ammonium oxidation, a part of the nitrogen cycle
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These creatures, now called anammox bacteria, transform caustic and hazardous ammonium into dinitrogen, the harmless nitrogen gas that makes up 78% of the air we breathe.
Now Lohan is trying to incorporate anammox bacteria into Living Machines.
Lohan cautions that the company has only been able to incorporate anammox bacteria in the lab.
If Lohan can get his anammox bacteria to behave well enough to deal with pig and cow waste, maybe the livestock too will appreciate the Living Machine's vegetation.
Another pathway of N2 production is the anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox; NH4++ NO2 - → N2 + 2H2O) which, in contrast to denitrification, is carried by chemoautotrophic bacteria.
A part of the uncertainty in water-column N2 production arises from the fact that most estimates are based on the deficiency in NO3 - within the OMZs relative to the concentration expected from the nearly-constant relative changes in C: N: P: O in seawater due to biological activity (the Redfield Ratios: 106: 16: 1: 138), whereas the recently discovered anammox process supported by measurements of N2/Ar suggests that the extent of N2 production might substantially exceed ‘nitrate deficits’.
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