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Image : Recycling Rare, Essential Nutrients in the Sea

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Got iron? It's an essential nutrient for living things, but it's scarce in the ocean. Scientists have found that a key marine bacterium may have evolved a remarkable biochemical way to recycle it and reduce its iron requirments by half. (Illustration by Jack Cook, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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Last updated: July 13, 2014



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