Latest Nitrogen fixation Stories
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.
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.
A new computer model of blue-green algae can predict which of the organism's genes are central to capturing energy from sunlight and other critical processes.
Stinging from humiliating defeat in World War I, Germanyâ€™s Nazi regime seized on technology developed by chemists Franz Fischer and Hans Tropsch that enabled the coal-rich, petroleum-poor country to produce synthetic fuels for its military machine.
Research paves the way for new methods to identify promising species in the wild.
A new study by Dr. ZoÃ« Lindo, a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Biology at McGill University, and Jonathan Whiteley, a doctoral student in the same department, shows that large, ancient trees may be very important in helping forests grow.
In the vast ocean where an essential nutrientâ€”ironâ€”is scarce, a marine bacterium that launches the ocean food web survives by using a remarkable biochemical trick: It recycles iron.
The cyanobacteria are famous for releasing the oxygen that made Earth the hospitable planet we know today, but some strains also have a hidden talent for producing hydrogen gas.
Scientists at the University of Cambridge are working on ways to improve the efficiency of the ammonia synthesis process.
The more efficient dairy farmers are in managing nitrogen, the more milk their cows will produce and the less nitrogen will be wasted in manure and urine.
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