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nitrogen fixation

  • n  the assimilation of atmospheric nitrogen by soil bacteria and its release for plant use on the death of the bacteria
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  • World-changing technology enables crops to take nitrogen from the air
    A major new technology enables all of the world's crops to take nitrogen from the air rather than expensive and environmentally damaging fertilizers. Nitrogen fixation, the process by which nitrogen is converted to ammonia, is vital for plants to survive and grow. However, only a very small number of plants, most notably legumes (such as peas, beans and lentils) have the ability to fix nitrogen ...
    July 25, 2013 - Science Daily

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