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Another twist on nitrogenases

An alternative nitrogenase enzyme that only utilizes iron as its cofactor is shown to reduce carbon dioxide while actively fixing dinitrogen, so that it simultaneously produces ammonium, hydrogen and methane.

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  1. Institute for Biochemistry, Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

    • Oliver Einsle
  2. The BIOSS Centre for Biological Signalling Studies, Freiburg, Germany

    • Oliver Einsle

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