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Latest Nitrogen cycle Stories

2010-08-09 14:20:54

When fire burns down a forest, nitrate levels go up, and the effects are persistent.

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2010-07-28 11:56:36

Within the sludge of wastewater treatment plants is an invisible world teeming with microbes.

2010-05-18 08:22:30

Study suggests pollution reductions could help restoration efforts.

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2010-02-21 13:26:55

In the microbial world, an unusual marine microorganism appears to have ditched several major metabolic pathways, leaving it with a remarkably reduced set of genes.

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2009-11-02 13:40:00

Scientists including researchers from the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton and the University of Essex have discovered that interactions between iron supply, transported through the atmosphere from deserts, and large-scale oceanic circulation control the availability of a crucial nutrient, nitrogen, in the Atlantic.

2009-10-22 15:34:09

A team of researchers at the University of British Columbia, along with colleagues at the US Dept. of Energy Joint Genome Institute, has mapped the genome of a microbe that is silently helping to shape the ecology of oxygen-minimum areas in the ocean known as dead zones.

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2009-10-16 08:00:01

Scientists have identified an unexpected metabolic ability in a symbiotic community of deep-sea microorganisms. It may help solve a lingering mystery about the world's nitrogen cycle.

2009-10-01 09:26:57

It's not every day you find clues to the planet's inner workings in aquarium scum. But that's what happened a few years ago when University of Washington researchers cultured a tiny organism from the bottom of a Seattle Aquarium tank and found it can digest ammonia, a key environmental function.

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2009-09-30 13:53:27

Trichodesmium has important role in nitrogen cycle and carbon sequestration.

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2009-09-02 15:13:11

After more than a decade of inquiry, a Princeton-led team of scientists has turned the tables on a long-standing controversy to re-establish an old truth about nitrogen mixing in the oceans.


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alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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