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- proper n. A genus of rod-shaped soil bacteria.
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- n. rod-shaped soil bacteria
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In eutrophic lakes, anoxia results in increased levels of ammonia (due to lack of Nitrosomonas metabolism) and nitrite (due to lack of Nitrobacter metabolism) with increasing depth in the hypolimnion.
Further modification by another type of bacteria (belonging to the genus Nitrobacter) converts the nitrite to nitrate (NO3 -).
Living symbiotically with it is _Nitrobacter_, which takes its energy (food) from the nitrates formed by _Nitrosomonas_, oxidising them into nitrates.
CBIO's N-Series (Nitrosomonas and Nitrobacter) are high purity high activity strains of ammonia and nitrite removing bacteria.
Nitrobacter (converting NO2 into NO3) - if less sludge is produced as a result of producing
Thus these two species illustrate in its simplest form our law of the _interaction of an organism_ (_Nitrobacter_) _with its life environment_ (_Nitrosomonas_) "(p. 82, author's italics).
NO2, it would be infinitesimal as the amount of sludge produced from Nitrobacter is negligible in the overall picture. "