A group of University of Kentucky scientists have discovered a more efficient way for legumes to fix nitrogen.
Legumes have long been known for their nitrogen-fixing properties. Through a symbiotic relationship with rhizobia, which are soil bacteria, legumes can provide their own nitrogen needs and leave nitrogen in the soil for other plants to use. This reduces the need for nitrogen fertilizers, which are costly and can cause environmental pollution. That said, legumes differ signifi
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