High levels of heterogeneity in diazotroph diversity and activity within a putative hotspot for marine nitrogen fixation

@article{Messer2016HighLO,
  title={High levels of heterogeneity in diazotroph diversity and activity within a putative hotspot for marine nitrogen fixation},
  author={Lauren F. Messer and Claire Mahaffey and Charlotte M. Robinson and Thomas Charles Jeffries and Kirralee G Baker and Jaime Bibiloni Isaksson and Martin Ostrowski and Martina A Doblin and Mark V. Brown and Justin R. Seymour},
  journal={The ISME Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={10},
  pages={1499-1513}
}
Australia’s tropical waters represent predicted ‘hotspots’ for nitrogen (N2) fixation based on empirical and modelled data. However, the identity, activity and ecology of diazotrophs within this region are virtually unknown. By coupling DNA and cDNA sequencing of nitrogenase genes (nifH) with size-fractionated N2 fixation rate measurements, we elucidated diazotroph dynamics across the shelf region of the Arafura and Timor Seas (ATS) and oceanic Coral Sea during Austral spring and winter. During… CONTINUE READING
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