|Use of nitrifying activity measurements for describing the effect of salinity on nitrification in the Scheldt estuary|
Somville, M. (1984). Use of nitrifying activity measurements for describing the effect of salinity on nitrification in the Scheldt estuary. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 47(2): 424-426
In: Applied and Environmental Microbiology. American Society for Microbiology: Washington. ISSN 0099-2240, more
Nitrifying activity measurements, carried out on freshly collected samples from an estuarine environment, show that the composition of the nitrifier population undergoes a progressive modification during the mixing of freshwater masses in seawater, with increasing tolerance to salt. As a result, the overall effect of increasing salinity on nitrification is much less severe than the direct effect of salt on the freshwater nitrifying population.