Microbes and Environments
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Presence of Cu-Type (NirK) and cd1-Type (NirS) Nitrite Reductase Genes in the Denitrifying Bacterium Bradyrhizobium nitroreducens sp. nov.
Jeonghwan JangNaoaki AshidaAyaaki KaiKazuo IsobeTomoyasu NishizawaShigeto OtsukaAkira YokotaKeishi SenooSatoshi Ishii
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2018 Volume 33 Issue 3 Pages 326-331

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Nitrite reductase is a key enzyme for denitrification. There are two types of nitrite reductases: copper-containing NirK and cytochrome cd1-containing NirS. Most denitrifiers possess either nirK or nirS, although a few strains been reported to possess both genes. We herein report the presence of nirK and nirS in the soil-denitrifying bacterium Bradyrhizobium sp. strain TSA1T. Both nirK and nirS were identified and actively transcribed under denitrification conditions. Based on physiological, chemotaxonomic, and genomic properties, strain TSA1T (=JCM 18858T=KCTC 62391T) represents a novel species within the genus Bradyrhizobium, for which we propose the name Bradyrhizobium nitroreducens sp. nov.

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