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Name: Beneficial Prokaryotes
ID: m44609
Language: English (en)
Summary: By the end of this section, you will be able to:
  • Explain the need for nitrogen fixation and how it is accomplished
  • Identify foods in which prokaryotes are used in the processing
  • Describe the use of prokaryotes in bioremediation
  • Describe the beneficial effects of bacteria that colonize our skin and digestive tracts
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: archaea, bacteria, biological nitrogen fixation, bioremediation, biotechnology, microbiologist, nitrogen fixation, nodule, prokaryote
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (
Copyright Holders: Rice University (
Maintainers: OpenStax College (, Cnx Biology (

Latest version: 1.8 (history)
First publication date: Aug 23, 2012 9:23 am +0000
Last revision to module: Oct 9, 2013 11:28 am +0000


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Version: 1.8 Oct 9, 2013 11:28 am +0000 by Cnx Biology
fixed errata

Version: 1.7 Oct 8, 2013 12:08 pm +0000 by Cnx Biology
fixed errata

Version: 1.6 Jul 15, 2013 10:31 am +0000 by Cnx Biology
Typo correction in a concept queston

Version: 1.5 Apr 11, 2013 3:34 pm +0000 by Cnx Biology
replaced "multiple choice" with "review 

Version: 1.4 Mar 26, 2013 3:24 pm +0000 by Cnx Biology
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Version: 1.3 Mar 14, 2013 1:33 pm +0000 by Cnx Biology
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Version: 1.2 Feb 27, 2013 4:14 pm +0000 by Cnx Biology
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Version: 1.1 Aug 29, 2012 1:32 pm +0000 by Cnx Biology
Created module

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