Nitrobacter sp. - nitrifying, rod prokaryote (bacterium)
Copyright 2006 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Caption: Nitrobacter sp. - Gram-negative, aerobic, rod prokaryote. An obligate chemolithotrophic, nitrifying bacterium that nitrogen-based nitrite compounds in to nitrate, the second step in the two-step process of nitrification (in the first step Nitrosomonas spp. oxidizes ammonia to nitrite). Habitats include: soil, sewage, fresh water and marine ecosystems. Magnification*: x2,200 Type: SEM
*(Magnifications are based on a 35mm slide image of 24mm in the narrow dimension.)