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Access to the article is free, however registration and sign-in are required. Genome sequence analyses and enzymatic studies reveal a novel CO2 fixation cycle in some autotrophic archaea. Autotrophs are organisms that can grow using carbon dioxide (CO2) as their sole source of carbon. Four mechanisms are known by which autotrophic organisms fix carbon. Berg et al. describe a fifth autotrophic CO2 fixation pathway in archaea that may have been used by some of the earliest organisms on Earth.

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    NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_BEN,anaerobes,autotrophs,CO2 fixation pathway,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110722022825264T,Mathematics,archaea,microaerophiles

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