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Jennifer Lau

Pinpointing the Effects of Fertilizer

Monday, April 18, 2016

Plant biologists at Michigan State University and the University of Illinois have pinpointed the area of genomes within nitrogen-fixing bacteria in roots, called rhizobia, that’s being altered when…

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Worldwide, the Nitrogen Cycle is Off

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Combine plowing soybean field

When exposed to nitrogen fertilizer over a period of years, nitrogen-fixing bacteria called rhizobia evolve to become less beneficial to legumes – the plants they normally serve. These…

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