Nitrogen fixation (acetylene reduction) on a coral reef

@article{Shashar2004NitrogenF,
  title={Nitrogen fixation (acetylene reduction) on a coral reef},
  author={Nadav Shashar and Tamar Feldstein and Yehuda Cohen and Yossi Loya},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2004},
  volume={13},
  pages={171-174}
}
Nitrogen fixation rates associated with various substrates on a fringing reef at Eilat, Red Sea, were estimated by in situ acetylene reduction. High rates of acctylene reduction were associated with bare substrates, such as sand and dead coral skeletons. Low rates of acetylene reduction were associated with substrates covered by macroalgae or living coral tissue. Estimates of nitrogen fixation in various reef zones, based on these measurements, indicate that the sand-covered lagoon is… 

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