Vanadium Nitrogenase Reduces CO

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Science  06 Aug 2010:
Vol. 329, Issue 5992, pp. 642
DOI: 10.1126/science.1191455

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Vanadium nitrogenase not only reduces dinitrogen to ammonia but also reduces carbon monoxide to ethylene, ethane, and propane. The parallelism between the two reactions suggests a potential link in mechanism and evolution between the carbon and nitrogen cycles on Earth.

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