Definition of Nitrobacter
1. Noun. Rod-shaped soil bacteria.
Generic synonyms: Bacteria Genus
Group relationships: Family Nitrobacteriaceae, Nitrobacteriaceae
Member holonyms: Nitric Bacteria, Nitrobacteria
Medical Definition of Nitrobacter
1. A genus of gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria that oxidises nitrites to nitrates. Its organisms occur in aerobic environments where organic matter is being mineralised. (12 Dec 1998)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nitrobacter
Literary usage of Nitrobacter
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Soil Conditions and Plant Growth by Edward John Russell (1917)
"external influences, their main difference being the fundamental one that nitrosomonas oxidises ammonia, but not nitrites, while nitrobacter oxidises ..."
2. The Origin and Evolution of Life: On the Theory of Action, Reaction and by Henry Fairfield Osborn (1917)
"Living sym- biotically with it is nitrobacter, which takes its energy (food) from the nitrites formed by Nitroso monas, oxidizing them into nitrates. ..."
3. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1921)
"The special nitric or nitrate bacteria (nitrobacter) were first accurately ... nitrobacter is also very specific in its action. It is rod-shaped, ni;rol>ie, ..."
4. Biochemical Catalysts in Life and Industry: Proteolytic Enzymes by Jean Effront (1917)
"Oxidation of nitrites into nitrates is accomplished by a bacterium, isolated by Winogradsky, which bears the name of nitrobacter. This micro-organism has an ..."
5. Agricultural Bacteriology by Joseph Eames Greaves (1922)
"The nitrate-forming organism, nitrobacter, is 0.3 to 0.4 n wide and about 1 n long. ... By way of comparing the activity of the nitrobacter with that of the ..."
6. Bulletin by Illinois State Water Survey (1920)
"If the growth of nitrobacter is hindered or stopped the accumulation of nitrite is very toxic to the plant. The toxic effect of dried blood in sand is ..."