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Master of Science (MS)
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Jack T. Spence
Molybdenum may function as a catalyst in promoting and controlling some of the complex chemical reactions that go on in living systems. The lack of understanding which exists about these reactions is due to their obvious complexity and to the extremely minute quantities of molybdenum involved. Traces of molybdenum have been shown to have spectacular results on the growth of plants when added to certain soils. This metal is also required for the growth of azobacter, the nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
Tocatlian, Jacques, "Interaction of Riboflavin with Molybdenum" (1960). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 7173.
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