Display Settings:


Send to:

Choose Destination
We are sorry, but NCBI web applications do not support your browser and may not function properly. More information
Appl Environ Microbiol. 1989 Aug;55(8):2108-2110.

Nitrosovibrio spp., the Dominant Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria in Building Sandstone.

Author information

  • 1Institut für Allgemeine Botanik der Universität Hamburg, Abteilung für Mikrobiologie, Ohnhorststrasse 18, D-2000 Hamburg 52, Federal Republic of Germany.


In five historical buildings in the Federal Republic of Germany, ammonia-oxidizing bacteria of the genera Nitrosovibrio, Nitrosospira, and Nitrosomonas were detected in high cell numbers. In building stones, Nitrosovibrio was the most abundant ammonia-oxidizing organism. In the soil at the foot of each building, Nitrosomonas spp. were the most common ammonia oxidizers, whereas Nitrosovibrio spp. were not detected.

[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for HighWire Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk