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2013-04-24 10:54:56

The overuse of nitrogen fertilizers in agriculture can wreak havoc on waterways, health and the environment. An international team of scientists aims to lessen the reliance on these fertilizers by helping beans and similar plants boost their nitrogen production, even in areas with traditionally poor soil quality. Researchers from the Center of Plant Genomics and Biotechnology at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) and the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at the U.S. Department of...

2013-03-20 08:21:13

DUBLIN, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Biofertilizers Market (Nitrogen Fixing, Phosphate Solubilizing, & Potash Mobilizing) by Types, Applications & Geography - Trends & Forecasts to 2017 [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/l8vltq/global ]" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The global biofertilizers market consists of nitrogen...

2013-01-10 08:21:03

DALLAS, January 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Global Biofertilizers Market By Types (Nitrogen Fixing, Phosphate Solubilizing, And Potash Mobilizing), Applications and Geography - Trends and Forecasts To 2017 " defines and segments the global biofertilizers market with analysis and forecasting of the global revenue for biofertilizers. It also identifies the driving and restraining factors for the global market with analysis of trends, opportunities, burning issues, winning...

Marine Microbes Engage In Unusual Symbiosis
2012-09-22 09:56:42

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A study published in this week's issue of Science shows how tiny, single-celled algae and a highly specialized bacteria have formed a partnership that helps keep the ocean fertilized.  This symbiotic pair takes nitrogen from the atmosphere and "fixes" it into a form that other organisms can use. The results of the study emerged from the investigation of a mysterious nitrogen-fixing microbe that has a very small genome. ...

2012-08-13 12:59:42

Research study in “Nature” confirms improved method by marine scientists from Kiel In order to predict how the Earth´s climate develops scientists have to know which gases and trace elements are naturally bound and released by the ocean and in which quantities. For nitrogen, an essential element for the production of biomass, there are many unanswered questions. Scientists from Kiel, Bremen and Halifax have now published a research study in the international journal...

2012-07-09 10:21:15

HAMILTON, Bermuda, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to climate change, few people think about potential impacts on bacteria, but that's just what a team of researchers from the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) and Princeton University did in a recent study chosen as the feature article in today's issue of Aquatic Microbial Ecology. Led by Dr. Michael Lomas, PI of the Phytoplankton Ecology Lab at BIOS, the team investigated the short-term responses of photosynthetic...

2012-03-13 22:58:52

Biologists at Bielefeld University have developed a new method for quantifying the effect of non-native species on ecosystem functioning They can estimate whether native plants in the neighbourhood of invasive species incorporate the nitrogen fixed by the latter. The biologists examined the Sydney Golden Wattle (Acacia longifolia), an Australian shrub that has established itself in Mediterranean climates worldwide. They found that the invasive species threatens native ecosystems not only...

2011-12-19 16:16:05

A 125-year debate on how nitrogen-fixing bacteria are able to breach the cell walls of legumes has been settled A 125-year debate on how nitrogen-fixing bacteria are able to breach the cell walls of legumes has been settled. A paper to be published on Monday by John Innes Centre scientists reports that plants themselves allow bacteria in. Once inside the right cells, these bacteria take nitrogen from the air and supply it to legumes in a form they can use, ammonia. Whether the bacteria...

2011-11-17 03:14:17

The genome of Medicago, a close relative of alfalfa and a long-established model for the study of legume biology, has been sequenced by an international team of scientists, capturing around 94 per cent of its genes. The research gives new insights into the evolution of the Papilionoid subfamily of legumes, which includes peas, soybean and all legumes grown as crops. Plants in this family can house and work with bacteria to provide them with nitrogen from the air. The new findings...

2011-08-02 21:04:12

Soil-dwelling bacteria of the genus Frankia have the potential to produce a multitude of natural products, including antibiotics, herbicides, pigments, anticancer agents, and other useful products, according to an article in the June 2011 issue of the journal "Applied and Environmental Microbiology." University of New Hampshire professor of microbiology and genetics Louis Tisa, a Frankia expert, contributed the genomic analysis to this study. "We were able to use cutting-edge techniques to...