Discovery of Anammox Bacteria in Terrestrial Ecosystems

Except for this study, the Anammox (anaerobic ammonium oxidation) process has been only researched in wastewater treatment plants and aquatic environments, including sediments. Nothing is known so far about the distribution, diversity, abundance and activity of Anammox bacteria in terrestrial ecosystems. This study provides molecular evidence for the presence of Anammox bacteria in wetlands, sediments of marshes, a Reductisol profile, lake shores, a permafrost soil and a porous aquifer.

HUMBERT, S. (2011): Discovery of Anammox Bacteria in Terrestrial Ecosystems. (= PhD Thesis ). Neuchâtel: Université de Neuchâtel URL [Accessed: 04.11.2011]