Definition of Nitrogenase

1. Noun. An enzyme of nitrogen-fixing microorganisms that catalyzes the conversion of nitrogen to ammonia.

Generic synonyms: Enzyme

Definition of Nitrogenase

1. Noun. The enzyme, in nitrogen-fixing bacteria, that catalyzes the conversion of atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia. ¹

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Definition of Nitrogenase

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Medical Definition of Nitrogenase

1. Nitrogenase is a member of a family of enzymes found in nitrogen fixing bacteria that reduce nitrogen to ammonia (also ethylene to acetylene). This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nitrogenase

nitrogen monoxide
nitrogen mustard
nitrogen mustard compounds
nitrogen mustards
nitrogen narcosis
nitrogen oxide
nitrogen oxides
nitrogen partition
nitrogen pentoxide
nitrogen radioisotopes
nitrogen tetroxide
nitrogen tribromide
nitrogen trichloride
nitrogen trifluoride
nitrogen triiodide
nitrogenase (current term)
nitrogenase complex
nitrogenase reductase

Literary usage of Nitrogenase

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1. Biotechnology: Plant Nutrition: A Bibliography, January 1988-April 1993 by Janet Saunders (1994)
"S86 Genetics and regulation of Mo-nitrogenase. Elmerich, C. Amsterdam : Elsevier. ... Language: English Descriptors: Azotobacter vinelandii; nitrogenase; ..."

2. Bioremediation: The Tokyo '94 Workshop by OECD Staff, Tokyo '94 Workshop (1994), OECD (1995)
"Figure 5 shows the interplay of cyanobacterial nitrogenase and hydrogenase ... nitrogenase produces hydrogen or ammonia from protons (H*) or from molecular ..."

3. Raising Standards for American Education (1993)
"The effect of pO2 on nitrogenase activity (acetylene reduction), both of whole nodulated root systems and crown root nodulation zones, varied with plant age ..."

4. Gene Expression in Field Crops: Bibliography January 1991-November 1992 edited by Janet Saunders, Robert D. Warmbrodt (1995)
"8 NAL Call No: 450 N42 An alternative nitrogenase is not expressed in molybdenum-deficient legume root nodules. Dilworth, M J.; Loneragan, JF Cambridge ..."

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