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Sulfur-scavenging bacteria could be key to making common component in plastic – Mirage News

Scientists have discovered how microbes in waterlogged soils produce high levels of ethylene, which can adversely affect agricultural crops and bioenergy…



These data were surprising as nitrogenase-like proteins are grouped in gene annotations with nitrogenases that have similar DNA sequences and are known to convert atmospheric nitrogen to ammonia. This nitrogen fixation process is essential to life on earth and has been studied extensively. Given their name, these nitrogenase-like proteins are not ones the scientists would have guessed play a role in sulfur metabolism.
“Sometimes the naming or annotation of a gene or gene family can be misleadin…

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