Biological N2 Fixation in the Upwelling Region off NW Iberia: Magnitude, Relevance, and Players

  title={Biological N2 Fixation in the Upwelling Region off NW Iberia: Magnitude, Relevance, and Players},
  author={V{\'i}ctor Moreira-Coello and B. Mouri{\~n}o-Carballido and E. Mara{\~n}{\'o}n and A. Fern{\'a}ndez-Carrera and A. Bode and M. Varela},
  journal={Frontiers in Marine Science},
  • Víctor Moreira-Coello, B. Mouriño-Carballido, +3 authors M. Varela
  • Published 2017
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • Frontiers in Marine Science
  • The classical paradigm about marine N2 fixation establishes that this process is mainly constrained to nitrogen-poor tropical and subtropical regions, and sustained by the colonial cyanobacterium Trichodesmium spp. and diatom-diazotroph symbiosis. However, the application of molecular techniques allowed determining a high phylogenic diversity and a wide distribution of marine diazotrophs, which extends the range of ocean environments where biological N2 fixation may be relevant. Between… CONTINUE READING

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