N2 fixation in phototrophs: adaptation to a specialized way of life

@article{Gallon2004N2FI,
  title={N2 fixation in phototrophs: adaptation to a specialized way of life},
  author={John Gallon},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2004},
  volume={230},
  pages={39-48}
}
  • J. Gallon
  • Published 1 March 2001
  • Biology
  • Plant and Soil
Phototrophic diazotrophs include the photosynthetic green and purple bacteria, the heliobacteria, many cyanobacteria and the unusual chlorophyll-containing rhizobia that are found in the stem nodules of Aeschynomene spp. In this review, which concentrates on cyanobacteria, the interrelations between photosynthesis and N2 fixation are discussed. Photosynthesis can, in theory, directly provide the ATP and reductant needed to support N2 fixation but the link between these two processes is usually… Expand

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