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dc.contributor.authorCorbett, Melissa Kaye
dc.contributor.supervisorDr John Wetherall
dc.contributor.supervisorDr Chris Bryan
dc.contributor.supervisorAssoc. Prof. Elizabeth Watkin

This project sought to determine the response of Leptospirillum species subject to conditions without soluble nitrogen. The most significant outcome of this work was the identification of the nifHDK genes in L. ferriphilum and observations of its continued ability to survive in environments without soluble nitrogen. The sustained proliferation of all three Leptospirillum species studied, combined with the structural analysis of these genes, provides evidence of functional nitrogen fixation in each of these species.

dc.publisherCurtin University
dc.subjectLeptospirillum species
dc.subjectnitrogen fixing capabilities
dc.subjectsoluble nitrogen
dc.subjectnifHDK genes
dc.titleLeptospirillum: a study of the nitrogen fixing capabilities
curtin.departmentSchool of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences
curtin.accessStatusOpen access

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