Chapter 14. Nitrogenase (Flavodoxin)


Martyna Paśko, David Aebisher and Dorota Bartusik-Aebisher
Medical College of The University of Rzeszów, Poland

Part of the book: The Biochemical Guide to Enzymes


Nitrogenases (nitrases) are enzymatic complexes belonging to the group of metalloenzymes, found in archaea and bacteria – aerobic and anaerobic, autotrophs, heterotrophs and cyanobacteria. They require the presence of magnesium ions, less often vanadium. They are not found in any eukaryotic organisms.

Keywords: nitrogenases, enzymes, biochemistry


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