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Researchers find nature’s backup plan for converting nitrogen into plant nutrients

November 18, 2019

Atmospheric nitrogen is not directly usable by most living things. In nature, specialized microbes in soils and bodies…
Nitrogen-fixing trees “eat” rocks, play pivotal role in forest health

February 26, 2019

By tapping nutrients from bedrock, red alder trees play a key role in healthy forest ecosystems, according to…
Nebraska plant scientist digs deeper into soybeans and soil bacteria

December 5, 2018

University of Nebraska–Lincoln plant scientist Marc Libault seeks to better understand soybeans and other legumes’ mutually beneficial relationship…
Exploring Greener Approaches to Nitrogen Fixation

June 7, 2018

A fundamental understanding of nitrogen chemistry could lead to more sustainable routes for producing nitrogen-containing commodities such as…
The world’s nitrogen fixation, explained

September 24, 2015

Yale University scientists may have cracked a part of the chemical code for one of the most basic,…
Nitrogen loss in soils unearthed

July 31, 2015

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have challenged the current understanding about which microorganisms carry out important…
Long-term nitrogen fertilizer use disrupts plant-microbe mutualisms

February 24, 2015

When exposed to nitrogen fertilizer over a period of years, nitrogen-fixing bacteria called rhizobia evolve to become less…
Figuring Out How We Get the Nitrogen We Need

October 28, 2014

Nitrogen is an essential component of all living systems, playing important roles in everything from proteins and nucleic…
Advance in development of next-generation nitrogen fixation system

May 19, 2014

Nitrogen is an important element contained in nucleic acids, amino acids, proteins and essential for the maintenance of…
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