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(Science: enzyme) Nitrogenase is a member of a family of enzymes found in nitrogen fixing bacteria that reduce nitrogen to ammonia (also ethylene to acetylene).

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Multicellular prokaryote

... the climate-resistant spores that may form when environmental conditions become harsh; and thick-walled heterocysts, which contain the enzyme nitrogenase, vital for nitrogen fixation. That just means they are not true multicellular prokaryotes.

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by Adz795
Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Multicellular prokaryote
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitrogenase Thanks mith, one more thing though, is there any way of stopping the process before the ammonia is bonded to glutamate and becomes glutamine thus getting pure ammonia?

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by octavian
Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:08 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Ammonia producing bacteria/microbes
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Ammonia producing bacteria/microbes


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by mith
Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Ammonia producing bacteria/microbes
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cellulolytic nitrogen fixing bacteria

... (i.e. fixing) it to NH3 (or its equivalent). You could measure the rate of N2 consumtion manometrically, I suppose. A proxy for measuring nitrogenase activity is to use acetylene reduction, but you’ll have to look up a method. I don’t know the techniques well enough. I’m not sure what ...

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by blcr11
Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: cellulolytic nitrogen fixing bacteria
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I am a green alien, I breath with nitrogen He he, you are a cool alien, you can fix nitrogen with your nitrogenase :D.

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by Enzyme
Sun Dec 24, 2006 6:09 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: photosynthesis!
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