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Research uncovers microsopic key to reducing ocean dead zones


September 22, 2015

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Microbiologists at Brigham Young University, with financial backing from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, are addressing the global environmental issue of ocean dead zones. Their research, the most recent of which publishes this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is discovering the potential of naturally occurring bacteria called rhizobia to stem the tide of oversaturation with nitrogen-based fertilizers.Full Story

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