Nitrobacteraceae

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Nitrobacteraceae
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Nitrobacteraceae

Buchanan, 1917
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Nitrobacter
Nitrosomonas

Nitrobacteraceae is a family of Alphaproteobacteria. They are gram-negative and aerobic.

The bacteria of this family derive their energy from oxidizing ammonia to nitrite, or by oxidizing nitrite to nitrate. They are commonly found in freshwater and soil.

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