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Enzyme good for sex also good for trees

December 20, 2008

Swedish researchers have found that an enzyme that aids sexual performance in human males helps spruce trees develop stronger root systems.

A team led by Torgny Nasholm, a forestry professor at the Swedish University of the Agricultural Sciences, created a fertilizer laced with arginine, Vasterbotten-Kurrien reported. The enzyme improves sperm production and blood circulation in the genital area.

Nasholm found that trees given the fertilizer had stronger root systems. As an additional environmental benefit, the trees were able to draw nitrogen more effectively, allowing less nitrogen fertilizer to be used.


Source: upi



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