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New Source of Natural Fertilizer Discovered in Oceans

New findings suggest that the deep ocean is teeming with organisms that produce essential natural fertilizers. A National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded research team led by Jonathan Zehr, a marine scientist at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has discovered a previously unknown type of photosynthetic bacteria that fixes nitrogen, converting nitrogen from the atmosphere into a form other organisms can use.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-07-13 16:00:25
Description New findings suggest that the deep ocean is teeming with organisms that produce essential natural fertilizers. A National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded research team led by Jonathan Zehr, a marine scientist at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has discovered a previously unknown type of photosynthetic bacteria that fixes nitrogen, converting nitrogen from the atmosphere into a form other organisms can use.
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Source University of North Texas
Keyword Climate Variability and Change, Cyanobacteria, Nitrogen Cycle
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Date Of Record Creation 2010-07-13 15:46:04
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Date Last Modified 2010-07-13 16:00:25
Creator National Science Foundation Office of Legislative and Public Affairs
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-07-13 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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