Bacteria that Convert Ammonia Discovered in Fish Gills

Hannah Sanders


Microbiologists at Radboud University have recently made an exciting discovery that could contain implications for many fields of science. They discovered bacteria residing in the gills of fish that can convert ammonia waste from the fish into nitrogen gas that is innocuous. An ammonium balance within the environment is crucial to the survival of many species and habitats, so this discovery is important in more ways than one.

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