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Nitrogen fixation genes of Clostridium pasteurianum

  • Jiann-Shin Chen
  • Shu-Zhen Wang
  • John L. Johnson

Abstract

Clostridium pasteurianum W5 is an obligately anaerobic, free-living nitrogen fixer. It was one of the first nitrogen-fixing organisms isolated (16, 26), and it has been studied in the laboratory for almost 100 years now. Consistent nitrogen fixation by cell-free preparations was first obtained with this anaerobe (4), which marked a turning point in studies of the biochemistry of nitrogen fixation (2). Although nitrogenase from C. pasteurianum has been very extensively studied and it possesses a number of unique properties (5), the nitrogen-fixation (nif) genes of C. pasteurianum have been studied only in recent years.

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Nitrogen Fixation Clostridium Pasteurianum Nitrogen Fixation Gene nifK Gene Pasteurianum Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiann-Shin Chen
    • 1
  • Shu-Zhen Wang
    • 1
  • John L. Johnson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anaerobic MicrobiologyVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

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