Bacterial nitrite-reducing enzymes

Authors


Correspondence to T. Brittain, Department of Biochemistry, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Abstract

The enzymic reduction of nitrite takes place in a wide range of bacteria and is found to occur in denitrifying, assimilatory and dissimilatory pathways. In this review we describe the major molecular characteristics of the various enzymes employed in each of these processes.

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