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Biological oxidation of ammonia is called as ____________

(a) Nitrification

(b) Denitrification

(c) Salination

(d) Ammonification

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Correct choice is (a) Nitrification

Easy explanation: Nitrification is the biological oxidation of ammonia to convert into a final product to nitrate, Denitrification is formation of nitrogen gas, salination is the accumulation of free salts, Ammonification is conversion of nitrogen into ammonia.

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