In the fight against greenhouse gases in man an unusual ally

As is known, except carbon dioxide nitrogen oxide is also a dangerous greenhouse gas that can destroy the protective ozone layer of the Earth. But as recently found in nature is a great "army", which can lead to quite fruitful battle with harmful nitrogen emissions. This is a type of bacteria discovered in the laboratory of the University of Tennessee.

In the fight against greenhouse gases in man an unusual ally

Scientists previously knew of the existence of micro-organisms that have the property of splitting the molecule N2O to secure nitrogen atoms. Now, however, it became clear that such work can be carried and many other groups of microbes in their genome have similar enzyme system catalyzes the splitting of nitrogen oxide.
It is encouraging that the beneficial microorganisms found in most types of soils and sediments. Scientists, of course, immediately have thoughts on how to accommodate these types of mass struggle with excess greenhouse gas emissions and improve methods of environmental control. Now also explains why sometimes when calculating the concentration of N2O in the atmosphere results did not converge, as if somewhere there was a secret azotopogloschayuschaya funnel. In the future, this situation will be taken into account in the construction of computer models describing the dynamics of greenhouse gas emissions.

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