Ocean Bacteria Recycles Iron

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Got iron? It’s an essential nutrient for living things, but it’s scarce in the ocean. Scientists have found that a key marine bacterium, Crocosphaera watsonii, may have evolved a remarkable biochemical way to recycle iron for dual metabolic activities. Credit: Jack Cook, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (http://www.astrobio.net/pressrelease/3743/ocean-bacteria-recycles-iron)

 

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