One organism responsible for nitrification instead of two

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    Wonder how that works, first feed off the ammonia and then undergo some change to feed off the nitrite?
     
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    Had a look at the origional article. Seems they have all the equipment to break down ammonia to nitrite/nitrate, most bacteria only have the enzymes to do one step.

    Article did mention "enrichment" to get the desired results, so will be interesting to see if this has any real world/aquarium application. As with most lab things, bacteria can be coerced into doing things in the absolute ideal environment.
     
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