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The biological oxidation of ammonia to nitrite is known as.

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denitrification
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ammonification
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nitrification
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The correct option is C nitrification
Nitrification is the biological oxidation of ammonia to nitrite followed by oxidation of nitrite to nitrate, performed by Nitrosomonas bacteria. It is a vital step in the nitrogen cycle and is essential for the survival of plant life.

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