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Date: Sat, 15 Mar 1997 10:02:56 -0500
To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
From: John <jlob at wpa_net>
Subject: Molybdenum


I found this and was wondering if the same would apply to aquatic plants?
Would adding extra amoumts of molybdenum help reduce nitrates?  Is
molybdenum easy to find?   



Molybdenum is a structural component of the enzyme that reduces nitrates to
ammonia. Without it, the synthesis of proteins is blocked and plant growth
ceases. Root nodule (nitrogen fixing) bacteria also require it. Seeds may
not form completely, and nitrogen deficiency may occur if plants are lacking
molybdenum. Deficiency signs are pale green leaves with rolled or cupped
"There are always exceptions to the rules"