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Nitrogen from the deep

Ecosystems acquire nitrogen from the atmosphere, but this source can't account for the large nitrogen capital of some systems. The finding that bedrock can also act as a nitrogen source may help solve the riddle. See Letter p.78

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Schuur, E. Nitrogen from the deep. Nature 477, 39–40 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1038/477039a

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