Nitrogen and Nitrification

  • Aharon Abeliovich
  • Drora Kaplan
Part of the Environmental Series book series (ESE)


Although nitrifying bacteria usually receive little attention, primarily because they are very difficult to work with, they play a major role in structuring our environment (Abeliovich 1992), directly by affecting the rate of nitrogen recycling, and indirectly through their role in global climatic processes. The greenhouse gases NO and N2O, both byproducts of the microbial nitrification process, also affect the atmospheric ozone layer by being involved in the catalytic destruction of the ozone in the atmosphere.


Light Attenuation Nitrify Bacterium Spirulina Platensis Oxygenic Photosynthesis Nitrite Oxidizer 
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  • Drora Kaplan

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