Acquisition and utilization of transition metal ions by marine organisms

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Author: Alison Butler
Date: July 10, 1998
From: Science(Vol. 281, Issue 5374)
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Document Type: Article
Length: 2,914 words

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Recent research has revealed that trace metals, particularly transition metals, play important roles in marine productivity. Most of the work has been on iron, which shows a nutrient-depleted profile in the upper ocean. Marine organisms have a variety of means for acquiring iron and other transition metal ions that differ from those of terrestrial organisms.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A20975027