|A bigger nitrogen fix|
Gruber, N. (2005). A bigger nitrogen fix. Nature (Lond.) 436(7052): 786-787
In: Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 0028-0836, more
Nitrogen fixation; Oceans; Marine
Biologically useful nitrogen is delivered to the upper ocean from the depths by vertical transport processes— or such was the received wisdom. In fact, bacteria that convert atmospheric nitrogen may be just as crucial.