Latest Nitrogen fixation Stories
A 125-year debate on how nitrogen-fixing bacteria are able to breach the cell walls of legumes has been settled.
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.