Will We Live on Air?

Bliven, Bruce
April 1955
New Republic;4/18/55, Vol. 132 Issue 16, p15
The article presents information on research done in the field of photosynthesis process. Physiologist Daniel Arnon, has learned the major successive steps in photosynthesis. He and other researchers have also learned that there is a blue-green algae called Anabaena cylindrica, a cousin of the famous Chlorella, which can fix large quantities of nitrogen from the air and make it available to growing plants. The great achievement of Arnon and his team was accomplished with the aid of radioactive isotopes and especially those of carbon dioxide and phosphorus.


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