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Use of nitrifying activity measurements for describing the effect of salinity on nitrification in the Scheldt estuary.

Authors
  • Somville, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Applied and environmental microbiology
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1984
Volume
47
Issue
2
Pages
424–426
Identifiers
PMID: 6712213
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Nitrifying activity measurements, carried out on freshly collected samples from an estuarine environment, show that the composition of the nitrifier population undergoes a progressive modification during the mixing of freshwater masses in seawater, with increasing tolerance to salt. As a result, the overall effect of increasing salinity on nitrification is much less severe than the direct effect of salt on the freshwater nitrifying population.

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