Fraction of total fixed ammonia that can be converted to N2O at low but finite O2 concentration

Range ~10 %
Organism Bacteria Nitrosomonas spp.
Reference Price PB, Sowers T. Temperature dependence of metabolic rates for microbial growth, maintenance, and survival. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Mar 30 101(13):4631-6. p.4634 right column 6th paragraphPubMed ID15070769
Primary Source Sowers, T. (2001) J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 106, 31903–31914
Comments At low but finite oxygen concentration, nitrifiers such as Nitrosomonas can convert ~10% of the total fixed ammonia to N2O.
Entered by Uri M
ID 108054