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Trends Microbiol. 2000 Feb;8(2):68-73.

New perspectives on nitrogen-fixing microorganisms in tropical and subtropical oceans.

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Ocean Sciences Dept, University of California, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA. zehrj@cats.ucsc.edu

Abstract

New molecular and microscopic evidence indicates that the open ocean harbors a diverse range of novel free-living and symbiotic nitrogen-fixing microorganisms. Although the extent to which these microorganisms fix nitrogen is currently unclear, ongoing research indicates that they might make a substantial contribution to the open ocean nitrogen budget.

PMID:
10664599
DOI:
10.1016/s0966-842x(99)01670-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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