The reduction of nitrates to nitrites, dinitrogen oxide (nitrous oxide) or dinitrogen catalysed by microoganisms, e.g. facultative @A00171@ soil bacteria under @A00316@ conditions.
Source: PAC, 1992, 64, 143. (Glossary for chemists of terms used in biotechnology (IUPAC Recommendations 1992)) on page 151 [Terms] [Paper]
Citation: 'denitrification' in IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 3rd ed. International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry; 2006. Online version 3.0.1, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.D01589 RISBibTexEndNote