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Micro-organisms and Plant Growth

Nature volume 134, page 218 (11 August 1934) | Download Citation



THE correspondence (references in the letter by B. Viswa Nath and M. Suryanarayana1) between one Finnish and two Indian groups of workers, on the effect of organic substances upon plant growth, is accenting the need for collaboration between scientific workers. It is indeed curious to note how in this field of plant accessory substances, as in the field of work upon the effects of plants grown in association, workers have remained in ignorance of prior publications even within one country. I make no claim to priority, but, being fortunate in having access to the library of Rothamsted Experimental Station, I am familiar with the papers of most of the workers in both these fields.

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  1. 1.

    , and , NATURE, 134, 27, July 7, 1934.

  2. 2.

    , “Ueber dier die Stickstoffernährung der Pflanzen". Ann. Acad. Sci. Fenn., Ser. A, 36, No. 12. Helsinki, 1933.

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    , and , , Biochem J., 24, 199; 1930.

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    , “Effekten av husdyrgjodsel kontra kunstgjedsel". Tidsskr. norske Landbr., 225 ; 1933. Abstract in Nordisk Jordbrugs-forskn., 67 ; 1934.

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