Nitrobacteraceae

Nitrobacteraceae

[¦nī·trō‚bak·tə′rās·ē‚ē]
(microbiology)
The nitrifying bacteria, a family of gram-negative, chemolithotrophic bacteria; autotrophs which derive energy from nitrification of ammonia or nitrite, and obtain carbon for growth by fixation of carbon dioxide.
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In addition, because the family Nitrobacteraceae is sensitive to low pH, continual decreases in soil pH will eventually reduce the incidence of nitrification (Haynes 1986), a critical precursor to nitrate leaching, which is a key driver of acidification.