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Abstract

SUMMARY: A methane-oxidizing bacterium, isolated from soil, was capable of fixing nitrogen. Nitrogenase activity could be assayed by acetylene reduction when the bacterium was growing on methanol but not when growing on methane, although N was fixed. Bacteria growing on methane co-oxidized ethylene but methanol-growing cells did not. The organism was extremely sensitive to oxygen when dependent on N as nitrogen source, a consequence of the sensitivity of its nitro-genase towards oxygen.

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1974-07-01
2020-10-20
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