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Nitrogen fixation (acetylene reduction) in the phyllosphere of some economically important plants

Murty, MG (1983) Nitrogen fixation (acetylene reduction) in the phyllosphere of some economically important plants. In: Plant and Soil, 73 (1). pp. 151-153.

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Abstract

Nitrogen fixation on leaf surfaces of sugarcane, sorghum, ragi, bamboo and mulberry plants was determined by using acetylene reduction assay. The data revealed varying levels of positive nitrogenase activity on the surfaces. Beijerinckia was observed to be the predominant diazotroph on the leaves. No correlation between fixation rates and $C_3$ or $C_4$ plant species was discerned. The possibility of improving phyllosphere nitrogen fixation has been discussed in light of the above observations.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Keywords: Acetylene reduction;Beijerinckia;C3 and C4 plants;Nitrogen fixation Phyllosphere Wettability.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Microbiology & Cell Biology
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:47
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/15148

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