anaerobic respiration, using ammonium as electron donor
anaerobic respiration, using ammonium as electron donor (en)
anaerobic ammonium oxidation (synonym, en)
anammox (synonym, en)
The oxidation of ammonium (NH4) to nitrogen (N2) in the absence of oxygen, using nitrite (NO2) as the electron acceptor. It is suggested that hydroxylamine and ammonium are combined to yield hydrazine, which is subsequently oxidized to N2.