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Photochemical Reduction of Elemental Nitrogen by Anabaena flos-aquae A-37

Naturevolume 212pages302303 (1966) | Download Citation



Anabaena cylindrica has been shown to reduce elemental nitrogen photochemically1,2. Anabaena cylindrica is readily cultivated at room temperature, and it was of interest to determine if a blue-green alga with an optimum temperature of 39° C possessed this ability.

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