Definition of Nitrous bacteria
1. Noun. Soil bacteria that oxidize ammonia to nitrites.
Generic synonyms: Eubacteria, Eubacterium, True Bacteria
Group relationships: Genus Nitrosomonas, Nitrosomonas
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Literary usage of Nitrous bacteria
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1. Soils; Their Properties, Improvement, Management, and the Problems of Crop by Charles William Burkett (1907)
"As stated before, nitrous bacteria begin the work of nitrification: they change ammonium compounds into nitrites. When this is done, their work stops: they ..."
2. Biochemical Catalysts in Life and Industry: Proteolytic Enzymes by Jean Effront (1917)
"This micro-organism has an optimum temperature identical with that of nitrous bacteria though it shows a little higher resistance to the action of heat. ..."
3. Experiments with Plants by Winthrop John Van Leuven Osterhout (1917)
"Of these there are two kinds,— the nitrous bacteria, which convert ammonia gas into nitrous acid (and nitrites); and the nitric bacteria, ..."
4. Sewage and the BacteriaL Purification of Sewage by Samuel Rideal (1906)
"Four stable varieties of nitric and three of nitrous bacteria were isolated, the stronger forms being singularly unaffected by changes of temperature, ..."
5. Text-book of Egyptian Agriculture by George P. Foaden, F. Fletcher (1908)
"The first stage, the oxidation to nitrous acid, is brought about by the " Nitrous " bacteria ; the oxidation of the nitrous to nitric acid is the work of ..."
6. Journal of Applied Microscopy by Bausch & Lomb Optical Company (1902)
"The method is useful in cultivating the nitrous bacteria, but not those that produce nitric acid. ..."
7. The Principles of Agronomy: A Text-book of Crop Production for High-schools by Franklin Stewart Harris, George Stewart (1915)
"Ammonia is then attacked by a group of nitrous bacteria which change the nitrogen into nitrites, which are in turn converted into nitrates by the nitric ..."