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A heterotrophic process of anaerobic microbial respiration conducted by bacteria. Denitrification is the microbial oxidation of organic matter in which nitrate or nitrite is the terminal electron acceptor, and the end product is N2.

Global assessment (1st work programme), Land degradation and restoration assessment

Reduction of nitrates and nitrites to nitrogen by microorganisms.

Europe and Central Asia assessment