3 good questions and answers: "Nitrate Reduction and Denitrification"

What are the advantages and disadvantages of denitrification?
Denitrification is a process with significant ecological ramifications. It can cause acid rain. However, denitrification is beneficial because it removes fixed nitrogen.
What is nitrate reductase?
Th enzyme that catalyzes the first step of dissimilative nitrate reduction, whose synthesis is repressed by oxygen.
What is the difference between nitrate reduction and denitrification?
Nitrate reduction only reduces NO3- to NO2-, while denitrification goes further by forming NO, N2O and N2 from NO2-.
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