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The microbial nitrogen-cycling network

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Kuypers,  Marcel M.M.
Department of Biogeochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Max Planck Society;

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Marchant,  Hannah K.
Department of Biogeochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Max Planck Society;

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Kartal,  Boran
Research Group for Microbial Physiology, Department of Biogeochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Max Planck Society;

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Kuypers, M. M., Marchant, H. K., & Kartal, B. (2018). The microbial nitrogen-cycling network. NATURE REVIEWS MICROBIOLOGY, 16(5), 263-276. doi:10.1038/nrmicro.2018.9.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0003-B828-1
Abstract
Nitrogen is an essential component of all living organisms and the main nutrient limiting life on our planet. By far, the largest inventory of freely accessible nitrogen is atmospheric dinitrogen, but most organisms rely on more bioavailable forms of nitrogen, such as ammonium and nitrate, for growth. The availability of these substrates depends on diverse nitrogen-transforming reactions that are carried out by complex networks of metabolically versatile microorganisms. In this Review, we summarize our current understanding of the microbial nitrogen-cycling network, including novel processes, their underlying biochemical pathways, the involved microorganisms, their environmental importance and industrial applications.