Summary: APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, Dec. 2009, p. 75517555 Vol. 75, No. 23
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Evidence for Nitrogen Fixation by "Dehalococcoides ethenogenes"
Patrick K. H. Lee,1
Stephen H. Zinder,3
and Lisa Alvarez-Cohen1,4
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720-17101
; Division of
Environmental Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore 1175762
; Department of Microbiology,
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 148533
; and Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,
1 Cyclotron Rd., Berkeley, California 947204
Received 5 August 2009/Accepted 29 September 2009
Genome annotation of the chlorinated ethene-respiring "Dehalococcoides ethenogenes" strain 195 indicated
the presence of a complete nitrogenase operon. Here, results from long-term growth experiments, gene