Where Is Nitrobacter Found?


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Nitrobacter is the name of bacteria. It is a type of soil bacteria and is rod-shaped in structure. It was believed that these bacteria had the ability to change nitrite into nitrate though this theory was disproved later on and now it is supposed that this process involves the contribution of other types of bacteria also. Yet it is a very important factor in the nitrogen cycle.

It is a biogeochemical process and is concerned with the transformations of nitrogen and related compounds in nature. It was named after this quality and hence is known as nitrocbacter. Soil is the natural habitat of these bacteria and is found in the different types of soil in different proportions. Thus it is a genus of nitrifying bacteria. They can break down ammonia into nitrate. This process is also known as nitrification.

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