Number of moles of CO2 assimilated for 1 mole of nitrogen released in anammox reaction

Range 0.065mole CO2/mole N2
Organism bacteria
Reference John A. Raven, Contributions of anoxygenic and oxygenic phototrophy and chemolithotrophy to carbon and oxygen fluxes in aquatic environments, Aquatic microbial ecology, Vol. 56: 177–192, 2009 doi: 10.3354/ame01315 p.10 left column 2nd paragraph
Primary Source Strous M, Heiknen JJ, Kuenen JG, Jetten MSM (1998) The sequencing batch reactor as a powerful tool for the study of slowly growing anaerobic ammonium-oxidising microorganisms. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 50: 589–596 p.593 left column top paragraph
Comments The anammox reaction involves autotrophic inorganic carbon assimilation with 0.065 mol CO2 fixed per mol N2 released (primary source), i.e. 0.028 g C assimilated from CO2 for each gram of N released as N2. (multiply 0.065 by molecular mass of C and divide by molecular mass of dinitrogen: 0.065×12/28=0.028)
Entered by Uri M
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