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Planet's Nitrogen Cycle Overturned by 'Tiny Ammonia Eater of the Seas'
September 30, 2009
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.
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