• Identification of bacteria-derived urease in the coral gastric cavity

    19 days ago - By Springer

    Abstract
    Nitrogen cycle is critical to maintain a healthy coral reef ecosystem. Urea can provide a source of nitrogen for coral holobiont and is important for coral calcification through degradation by urease. Despite the involvement of coral-associated bacteria in nitrogen fixation, nitrification and denitrification are well recognized, to what extend urea degradation by bacteria contributing to the urea utilization by coral holobiont remains to be investigated. In this study, we demonstrate that the urea utilization is a common feature of Halomonas spp. that is a dominant genus in...
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