Coevolution of metal availability and nitrogen assimilation in cyanobacteria and algae.

@article{Glass2009CoevolutionOM,
  title={Coevolution of metal availability and nitrogen assimilation in cyanobacteria and algae.},
  author={Jennifer B Glass and Felisa Wolfe-Simon and Ariel D Anbar},
  journal={Geobiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={100-23}
}
Marine primary producers adapted over eons to the changing chemistry of the oceans. Because a number of metalloenzymes are necessary for N assimilation, changes in the availability of transition metals posed a particular challenge to the supply of this critical nutrient that regulates marine biomass and productivity. Integrating recently developed geochemical, biochemical, and genetic evidence, we infer that the use of metals in N assimilation - particularly Fe and Mo - can be understood in… CONTINUE READING

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