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Ramping Up the Heat on Nitrogenase

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Science  15 Dec 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5806, pp. 1691-1692
DOI: 10.1126/science.1136980

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A heat-tolerating archaeon from a deep-sea vent can convert Ninto molecules usable by other organisms. This finding of nitrogenfixing ability has implications from ecology to biotechnology.

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