Characteristic of Ammonia and Nitrite Oxidizing Bacteria SEBS

NITRIFYING SEBS BACTERIA THAT OXIDIZE AMMONIA

Characteristics Genus Phylogenetic group DNA (mol% GC) Habitats
Gram-negative short to long rods, motile (polar flagella)or nonmotile; peripheral membrane systems Nitrosomonas Beta 45-53 Soil, Sewage, freshwater, Marine
Large cocci, motile, vesicular or peripheral membranes Nitrosococcus Gamma 49-50 Freshwater, Marine
Spirals, motile (peritrichous flagella); no obvious membrane system Nitrosospira Beta 54 Soil
Pleomorphic, lobular, compartmented cells; motile (peritrichous flagella) Nitrosolobus Beta 54 Soil

 

NITRIFYING SEBS BACTERIA THAT OXIDIZE NITRITE

Characteristics Genus Phylogenetic group DNA (mol% GC) Habitats
Short rods, reproduce by budding, occasionally motile (single subterminal flagella) or non-motile; membrane system arranged as a polar cap Nitrobacter Alpha 59-62 Soil, Freshwater, Marine
Long, slender rods, nonmotile, no obvious membrane system Nitrospina Delta 58 Marine
Large Cocci, motile (one or two subterminal flagellum) membrane system randomly arranged in tubes Nitrococcus Gamma 61 Marine
Helical to vibroid-shaped cells; nonmotile; no internal membranes