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Over the past 15 years, the use of modern molecular biological approaches has radically advanced our understanding of nitrification processes. With chapters contributed by leading experts in the field, Nitrification fully reviews all the latest research findings on microbes involved in conventional aerobic nitrification, anaerobic ammonia oxidation, and related processes.

The book begins with an overview of the current state of the field. Next, the four principal groups of nitrifying microbes are examined in separate sections, covering conventional aerobic bacterial ammonia oxidizers, recently discovered aerobic archaeal ammonia oxidizers, anaerobic ammonia-oxidizing planctomycetes, and nitrite-oxidizing bacteria. Within each section, readers can gather current information on the ecology, phylogeny, biochemistry, molecular biology, and genomics of each group of microbes. The authors also discuss the latest industrial applications of nitrification and anammox processes. The final section of the book explores the ecology of nitrification in marine, freshwater, soil, and wastewater environments.

By reviewing all aspects of nitrification in one place, Nitrification introduces novices to the field and brings experienced researchers up to date with all the latest perspectives. Extensive references at the end of each chapter guide readers to the field’s growing body of primary research, making this book the ideal starting point for any investigation of nitrifying microbes.

Includes full color insert, illustrations, index.

Bess B. Ward, Princeton University
Daniel J. Arp, Oregon State University
Martin G. Klotz, University of Louisville

Table of Contents
Nitrification: an Introduction and Overview of the State of the Field
Bess B. Ward
Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria: Their Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Luis A. Sayavedra-Soto and Daniel J. Arp
Diversity and Environmental Distribution of Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria
Jeanette M. Norton
Genomics of Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria and Insights into Their Evolution
Martin G. Klotz and Lisa Y. Stein
Heterotrophic Nitrification and Nitrifier Denitrification
Lisa Y. Stein
Physiology and Genomics of Ammonia-Oxidizing Archaea
Hidetoshi Urakawa, Willm Martens-Habbena, and David A. Stahl
Distribution and Activity of Ammonia-Oxidizing Archaea in Natural Environments
Graeme W. Nicol, Sven Leininger, and Christa Schleper 
Metabolism and Genomics of Anammox Bacteria
Boran Kartal, Jan T. Keltjens, and Mike S. M. Jetten
Distribution, Activity, and Ecology of Anammox Bacteria in Aquatic Environments
Mark Trimmer and Pia Engström 
Application of the Anammox Process
Wouter R. L. van der Star, Wiebe R. Abma, Boran Kartal, and Mark C. M. van Loosdrecht
Metabolism and Genomics of Nitrite-Oxidizing Bacteria: Emphasis on Studies of Pure Cultures and of Nitrobacter Species
Shawn R. Starkenburg, Eva Spieck, and Peter J. Bottomley 
Diversity, Environmental Genomics, and Ecophysiology of Nitrite-Oxidizing Bacteria
Holger Daims, Sebastian Lücker, Denis Le Paslier, and Michael Wagner 
Nitrification in the Ocean
Bess B. Ward 
Soil Nitrifiers and Nitrification
James I. Prosser 
Nitrification in Inland Waters
Hendriks J. Laanbroek and Annette Bollmann 
Nitrification in Wastewater Treatment
Satoshi Okabe, Yoshiteru Aoi, Hisashi Satoh, and Yuichi Suwa

Co-Published with the American Society for Microbiology (ASMPress)

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