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The depths of nitrogen cycling


Breakdown of dissolved organic nitrogen in the ocean had been thought to be the preserve of microbes at the surface. The discovery that these microbes are not up to the task calls for a reassessment of the biogeochemistry of this nitrogen pool.

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Figure 1: Breaking down dissolved organic nitrogen (DON).


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Voss, M., Hietanen, S. The depths of nitrogen cycling. Nature 493, 616–618 (2013).

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