New Source of Natural Fertilizer Discovered in Oceans

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New findings suggest that the deep ocean is teeming with organisms that produce essential natural fertilizers. A National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded research team led by Jonathan Zehr, a marine scientist at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has discovered a previously unknown type of photosynthetic bacteria that fixes nitrogen, converting nitrogen from the atmosphere into a form other organisms can use.

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National Science Foundation Office of Legislative and Public Affairs August 8, 2001.

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New findings suggest that the deep ocean is teeming with organisms that produce essential natural fertilizers. A National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded research team led by Jonathan Zehr, a marine scientist at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has discovered a previously unknown type of photosynthetic bacteria that fixes nitrogen, converting nitrogen from the atmosphere into a form other organisms can use.

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The Environmental Policy Collection contains reports, policy documents, and media selected from local, statewide, national, and international organizations; government and private agencies; and scientific and research institutions. The collection also contains theses and dissertations relevant to environmental policy.

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National Science Foundation Office of Legislative and Public Affairs. New Source of Natural Fertilizer Discovered in Oceans, text, August 8, 2001; Washington, DC. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11994/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .