Evidence for Nitrogen Fixation by “Dehalococcoides ethenogenes” Strain 195▿ Academic Article uri icon


  • Genome annotation of the chlorinated ethene-respiring "Dehalococcoides ethenogenes" strain 195 indicated the presence of a complete nitrogenase operon. Here, results from long-term growth experiments, gene expression, and (15)N(2)-isotope measurements confirm that strain 195 is capable of fixing atmospheric dinitrogen when a defined fixed-nitrogen source such as ammonium is unavailable.

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  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Lee, P., He, J., Zinder, S. H., & Alvarez-Cohen, L.

citation count

  • 22

publication date

  • December 2009