Katja's publication receives international press

Monday, Aug 23, 2021
by Steven Pilon, Microbites, ScienceBites.org

Katja's recent publication, "Carbon substrate re-orders relative growth of a bacterium using Mo-, V-, or Fe-nitrogenase for nitrogen fixation" just received international press from a group of grad students translating science to the general public. The article will be available in five languages and in Professor Zhang's words "is an exciting general synthesis of the work".


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