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Planet's Nitrogen Cycle Overturned by 'Tiny Ammonia Eater of the Seas'
September 30, 2009
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Tiny organisms known as archaea play a central role in the planet's nitrogen cycle, according to new research. Experiments show that archaea appear to play a key ecological role in both upper and deep ocean ecosystems. This could affect calculations made by global climate models. Full Story
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