PerspectiveEcology

Getting a Better Picture of the Ocean's Nitrogen Budget

Science  09 Jun 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5779, pp. 1479-1480
DOI: 10.1126/science.1129129

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Summary

The most common nitrogen-fixing cyanobacterium in the oceans is more abundant than previously estimated and can therefore account for at least a portion of the apparent oceanic nitrogen deficit.