Exploring the Intrinsic Limits of Nitrogenase Transfer from Bacteria to Eukaryotes


Biological nitrogen fixation is widespread among the Eubacteria and Archae domains but completely absent in eukaryotes. The lack of lateral transfer of nitrogen-fixation genes from prokaryotes to eukaryotes has been partially attributed to the physiological requirements necessary for the function of the nitrogenase complex. However, symbiotic bacterial… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00239-013-9578-8


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