Biological nitrogen fixation in acidic high-temperature geothermal springs in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

@article{Hamilton2011BiologicalNF,
  title={Biological nitrogen fixation in acidic high-temperature geothermal springs in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.},
  author={Trinity L Hamilton and Rachel K. Lange and Eric S Boyd and John W Peters},
  journal={Environmental microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={13 8},
  pages={2204-15}
}
The near ubiquitous distribution of nifH genes in sediments sampled from 14 high-temperature (48.0-89.0°C) and acidic (pH 1.90-5.02) geothermal springs in Yellowstone National Park suggested a role for the biological reduction of dinitrogen (N(2)) to ammonia (NH(3)) (e.g. nitrogen fixation or diazotrophy) in these environments. nifH genes from these environments formed three unique phylotypes that were distantly related to acidiphilic, mesophilic diazotrophs. Acetylene reduction assays and (15… CONTINUE READING

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The near ubiquitous distribution of nifH genes in sediments sampled from 14 high - temperature ( 48.0 - 89.0°C ) and acidic ( pH 1.90 - 5.02 ) geothermal springs in Yellowstone National Park suggested a role for the biological reduction of dinitrogen ( N(2 ) ) to ammonia ( NH(3 ) ) ( e.g. nitrogen fixation or diazotrophy ) in these environments .
The near ubiquitous distribution of nifH genes in sediments sampled from 14 high - temperature ( 48.0 - 89.0°C ) and acidic ( pH 1.90 - 5.02 ) geothermal springs in Yellowstone National Park suggested a role for the biological reduction of dinitrogen ( N(2 ) ) to ammonia ( NH(3 ) ) ( e.g. nitrogen fixation or diazotrophy ) in these environments .
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