A community of soil bacteria saves plants from root rot

25 agosto 2015

Root bacteria are known to form symbiotic relationships with plants by improving the plants’ supply of nutrients. Yet as scientists found recently, the bacteria actually play a much more profound role. During field experiments in Utah, in the western USA, researchers discovered that the right mixture of soil microbiota directly influences the survival of Nicotiana attenuata, a species of wild tobacco.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150825103241.htm

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