Biogeochemistry: The nitrogen fix

James F. Kasting, Janet L. Siefert

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Abstract

At some time in life's history, microorganisms started to make metabolically usable nitrogen from N2 in the atmosphere. A provocative proposal accounts for the 'why and when' of that event.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-27
Number of pages2
JournalNature
Volume412
Issue number6842
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 5 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General

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