Effective and Ineffective Association between Root–Nodule Bacteria and the Host Plant

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IN a recent paper, Chen, Nicol and Thornton1 present results from which they conclude that “the production as a result of infection of soluble substances affecting the growth of the bacteria affords an explanation of those differences in nodule growth that determine the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of the different strains of bacteria as regards nitrogen fixation within the host”.

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    Proc. Roy. Soc., B, 129, 475 (1940).

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VINCENT, J. Effective and Ineffective Association between Root–Nodule Bacteria and the Host Plant. Nature 148, 315–316 (1941) doi:10.1038/148315b0

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