State-of-the-art update on methods and protocols dealing with the detection, isolation and characterization of macromolecules and their hosting organisms that facilitate nitrification and related processes in the nitrogen cycle as well as the challenges of doing so in very diverse environments.

Key Features

Provides state-of-the-art update on methods and protocols
Deals with the detection, isolation and characterization of macromolecules and their hosting organisms 
deals with the challenges of very diverse environments.


modelers, molecular ecologists, biogeochemists, ecophysiologists, geneticists and biochemists

Table of Contents

Part I. Modeling

  1. Modelling the role of nitrification in open 1 ocean productivity and the nitrogen cycle
  2. Andrew Yool

  3. Continuous cultivation and thermodynamic aspects of niche definition in the Nitrogen cycle
  4. Stefanie Müller and Marc Strous

    Part II. Cultivation and cell physiology

  5. Isolation, cultivation, and characterization of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria and archaea adapted to low ammonium concentrations
  6. Annette Bollmann, Elizabeth French and Hendrikus J. Laanbroek

  7. Cultivation, Detection and Ecophysiology of Anaerobic Ammonium-Oxidizing Bacteria
  8. Boran Kartal, Wim Geerts and Mike S. M. Jetten

  9. Cultivation, growth physiology and chemotaxonomy of nitrite-oxidizing bacteria
  10. Eva Spieck and André Lipski

  11. Surveying N2O-Producing Pathways in Bacteria
  12. Lisa Y. Stein

    Part III. Molecular Microbial Ecology And Processes Measurements

  13. Stable isotope probing with 18O-water to investigate growth and mortality of ammonia oxidizing bacteria and archaea in soil
  14. Karen Adair and Egbert Schwartz

  15. Measuring Nitrification, Denitrification, and Related Biomarkers in Terrestrial Geothermal Ecosystems
  16. Jeremy A. Dodsworth, Bruce Hungate, José R. de la Torre, Hongchen Jiang, and Brian P. Hedlund

  17. Determining the distribution of marine and coastal ammonia-oxidizing archaea and bacteria using a quantitative approach
  18. Annika C. Mosier and Christopher A. Francis

  19. 15N-labeling experiments to dissect the contributions of heterotrophic denitrification and anammox to nitrogen removal in the OMZ waters of the ocean
  20. Moritz Holtappels, Gaute Lavik, Marlene M. Jensen and Marcel M.M. Kuypers

  21. Assessment of ni


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