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Definition of the noun ammonification

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noun - plural: ammonifications

  1. impregnation with ammonia or a compound of ammonia

Alternative definition of the noun ammonification


  1. [biochemistry] The formation of ammonia or its compounds from nitrogenous compounds, especially as a result of bacterial decomposition.
  2. [chemistry] The treatment or impregnation of something with ammonia.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Ecology (2014)

Ammonification is the second step of mineralization. Ammonification refers to any chemical reaction in which NH2 groups are converted into ...

Google previewAgricultural Bacteriology (1922)

by Joseph Eames Greaves

Moreover, many of the protein hydrolytic products are found in the soil, and Miyaka has shown from a mathematical analysis that the process of ammonification is an autocatalytic chemical reaction in which the increase of ammonia in the ...

Google previewIntroduction to Environmental Engineering (2016)

by Alandra Kahl

Ammonification is the cycling of organic nitrogen from dead plants or waste where bacteria convert the organic nitrogen to ammonium. This process is also sometimes referred to as mineralization. Nitrification is the conversion of ammonia to ...

Google previewBiology: The Dynamic Science, Volume 3, Units 5 & 6 (2011)

by Peter Russell, Paul Hertz, Beverly McMillan

Ammonification is a process in which soil bacteria known as ammonifying bacteria break down decaying organic matter and convert it to ammonium (NH4). In nitrification, nitrifying bacteria oxidize NH4 to NO3. Inside root cells, absorbed NO3 ...

Google previewEnvironmental Soil Science, Third Edition (2009)

by Kim H. Tan

Ammonification is a biological process by which organic nitrogen compounds are converted into ammonia. This is the point where the 2 2 overall N cycle starts to interface with the inner (soil) N cycle (see Figure 3.8).

Google previewLiving Sci. WB 8

by A C Sahgal & Mukul Sahgal

Ammonification: The process of conversion of complex organic compounds like proteins into ammonia is called ammonification. 4. Nitrification: The process of conversion of ammonia into nitrites and nitrates is called nitrification. 5.

Google previewModern Climatology (2012)

by Pijushkanti Saha

AmmonificationAmmonification is the process in which nitrogen in organic matter of dead plants and animals is converted to ammonia and amino acids. Applied classification systems – Applied classification systems are those approached ...

Google previewPaleolimnology (2003)

The History and Evolution of Lake Systems by Andrew S. Cohen

Ammonification is a particularly important process in deep water in the nitrogen cycle of stratified lakes. In highly alkaline lakes, much of the ammonia produced in this way is volatilized and lost into the atmosphere (Talbot and Johannessen, ...

Google previewSoil Science Simplified (2015)

by Neal Eash, Thomas J. Sauer, Aga Razvi, Forbes Walker

Ammonification is the first step in mineralization. It is a step in the microbiological decomposition of organic material, such as plant residue, and it is brought about by the general soil population of microorganisms. Ammonia (NH3) is a product ...

Google previewCollege Biology Volume 2 of 3 (2014)

by Textbook Equity

Ammonification is the process by which _____. a. ammonia is released during the decomposition of nitrogen-containing organic compounds b. ammonium is converted to nitrite and nitrate in soils c. nitrate from soil is transformed to gaseous ...

Google previewThe World Fertilizer Economy (1957)

by Mirko Lamer

Ammonification is a result of the activities of different ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microbiology, Four-Volume Set (2000)

by Martin Alexander, Barry R. Bloom, David A. Hopwood, Roger Hull, Barbara H. Iglewski, Allen I. Laskin, Stephen G. Oliver, Moselio Schaechter, William C. Summers

Nitrate ammonification is a feature of many facultative anaerobes, such as the enteric bacteria, E. coli and Enterobacter aerogenes, or strict anaerobes like the rumen bacterium, Wolinella succinogenes. The source of electron donor used for ...

Google previewEvaluation of Best Management Practices for Highway Runoff Control (2006)

Ammonification is the mineralization of organic nitrogen to ammonium by chemoheterotrophic bacteria and may occur aerobically or anaerobically. This is the main process supplying nitrogen to wetland plants,with about 1.5 to 3.5% of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microbiology (2009)

As this process releases ammonium, it is also known as ammonification, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems (2014)

Field data collected from rainfed systems suggest that peak rates of ammonification of organic matter of approximately 1 kg N ha−1 per day can occur in spring or summer when both soil water and temperatures are favorable for microbial ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

2: to undergo ammonification. ammonio-. a prefix indicating or pertaining to ammonia or ammonium. ammonium. ammonium ion. ammonium chloride (sal ammoniac; muriate of ammonia). a white, crystalline, slightly hygroscopic salt, NH4Cl, ...

Google previewDictionary of Agronomy (1989)

by L. L. Somani

Ammonification. The transformation of nitrogenous organic matter into ammonia. It is brought about by soil microorganisms like oxidizing and hydrating bacteria and actino- mycetes at around neutral situation, and by ectotrophic mycorrhiza ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Marine Sciences (2012)

by Hanneke J.G. Baretta-Bekker, Egbert K. Duursma, Bouwe R. Kuipers

The release of ammonia from nitrogenous organic material during degradation is called ammonification. nitrogen fixation the reduction of nitrogen gas to ammonia. This fixation of molecular nitrogen is carried out by various Bacteria and ...

Google previewDictionary of Chemistry (2010)

by Sanjay Yadav

ammonification 1. infusion with ammonia or ammonium compounds 2. the production of ammonia by bacterial action in the decay of nitrogenous organic matter. ammonify to undergo or cause ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Informatics (2008)

by George P. Rédei

▷leukemias Ammonification: Ammonification refers to the release of ammonia upon decomposition of compounds such as amino acids. Ammunition: Ammunition refers to gene tagging with non-autonomous P elements of Drosophila, which ...

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Engineering and Wastewater Treatment (2016)

by Alireza Bahadori, Scott T. Smith

Ammonification Bacterial decomposition of organic nitrogen ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Soil Science (2007)

by Ward Chesworth

mineralization (aminization, ammonification, and nitrification) of organic N to these inorganic forms is a prerequisite ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health (1999)

by Jeffrey Wayne Vincoli

ammonification Bacterial decomposition of organic nitrogen to ammonia. ammonium A hypothetical radical, NH4, forming salts analogous to those of the alkaline metals. ammoniuria Excess of ammonia in the urine. amnesia Pathologic ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Organic, Sustainable, and Local Food (2010)

by Leslie A. Duram

When over applied, manures can cause water quality problems as excess nutrients are washed away; significant amounts of nitrogen can be lost by leaching and conversion to ammonia gas (ammonification), thereby losing much of its fertility ...

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