Azotobacteraceae


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Azotobacteraceae

[ə¦zōd·ə‚bak·tə′rās·ē‚ē]
(microbiology)
A family of large, bluntly rod-shaped, gram-negative, aerobic bacteria capable of fixing molecular nitrogen.
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Amplified ribosomal DNA restriction analysis for the characterization of Azotobacteraceae: A contribution to the study of these free-living nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
Becking J (2006) The Family Azotobacteraceae. The Prokaryotes.
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Skerman, Azotobacteraceae: The Taxonomy and Ecology of the Aerobic Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria, J.
They are capable of fixing atmospheric [N.sub.2] and belong to the family Azotobacteraceae.