Nitrogen fixation: Fixing evolution in global forests

The fields of ecology and evolutionary biology are implicitly connected. A new theory that links the global distribution and evolution of nitrogen-fixing trees uses the universal language of mathematics to make this connection more explicit.

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Figure 1: Pterocarpus officinalis, a symbiotic nitrogen-fixing tree in the Fabaceae family, in a remote tropical forest at the Bladen Nature Reserve, Belize.



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Houlton, B. Nitrogen fixation: Fixing evolution in global forests. Nature Plants 1, 15205 (2015).

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