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Volume 37 Issue 6, June 2019

Volume 37 Issue 6

Nitrogen use and root microbiota in rice

Hand-painted picture of a rice plant, showing the extensive root system. Zhang et al. show that rice recruits specific bacteria to the root microbiota to optimize nitrogen acquisition from soil.

See Zhang et al.

Image: Aili Li, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing. Cover Design: Erin Dewalt.






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