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How Prochlorococcus bacteria use nitrogen sparingly in their proteins

Bragg, Jason

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Organisms use proteins to perform an enormous range of functions that are essential for life. Proteins are usually composed of 20 different kinds of amino acids that each contain between one and four nitrogen atoms. In aggregate, the nitrogen atoms that are bound in proteins typically account for a substantial fraction of the nitrogen in a cell. Many organisms obtain the nitrogen that they use to make proteins from the environment, where its availability can vary greatly. These observations...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/64640
Source: Molecular Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04915.x

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