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Research Found Way to Improve Nitrogen Fixation in Legumes

13:00 EDT 21 Jun 2017 | ISAAA

Scientists from the University of Kentucky led by Professor Hongyan Zhu have discovered a more efficient way for legumes to fix nitrogen. Zhu and his team found two antimicrobial peptides in the legume Medicago truncatula that kill certain rhizobial bacteria as nitrogen fixation begins. M. truncatula is closely related to alfalfa, a forage legume.Z...

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