Nitrogen fixation in the mucus of Red Sea corals.

  title={Nitrogen fixation in the mucus of Red Sea corals.},
  author={Renaud Grover and Christine Ferrier-Pag{\`e}s and Jean-François Maguer and Leila Ezzat and Maoz Fine},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  volume={217 Pt 22},
Scleractinian corals are essential constituents of tropical reef ecological diversity. They live in close association with diazotrophs [dinitrogen (N2)-fixing microbes], which can fix high rates of N2. Whether corals benefit from this extrinsic nitrogen source is still under debate. Until now, N2 fixation rates have been indirectly estimated using the… CONTINUE READING