Unicellular Cyanobacterium Symbiotic with a Single-Celled Eukaryotic Alga

@article{Thompson2012UnicellularCS,
  title={Unicellular Cyanobacterium Symbiotic with a Single-Celled Eukaryotic Alga},
  author={Anne W Thompson and Rachel A Foster and Andreas Krupke and Brandon J. Carter and Niculina Musat and Daniel Vaulot and Marcel M M Kuypers and Jonathan P. Zehr},
  journal={Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={337},
  pages={1546 - 1550}
}
Fixing on a Marine Partnership Nitrogen fixation by microorganisms determines the productivity of the biosphere. Although plants photosynthesize by virtue of the ancient incorporation of cyanobacteria to form chloroplasts, no equivalent endosymbiotic event has occurred for nitrogen fixation. Nevertheless, in terrestrial environments, nitrogen-fixing symbioses between bacteria and plants, for example, are common. Thompson et al. (p. 1546) noticed that the ubiquitous marine cyanobacterium UCYN-A… Expand
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