nif (nitrogen-fixing)

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Genes that enable the bacteria containing them to fix atmospheric nitrogen. Such genes are generally carried by the plasmids of nodulating bacteria, and they encode the enzyme nitrogenase. See nitrogen fixation, Rhizobium.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

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