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Evaluating Potentially Superior Rhizobium Strains in Soybeans

  • L. E. Williams
  • S. S. Jue
  • K. G. Cassman
  • D. A. Phillips

Abstract

Legumes infected with the symbiotic bacterium Rhizobium obtain nitrogen from both soil N and N2. It would be economically advantageous to conserve existing soil N by increasing the proportion of N derived from symbiotic N2 fixation in legumes such as soybeans, if agronomic yields could be maintained. One method to achieve that goal is the identification of superior Rhizobium strains.

Keywords

Acetylene Reduction Rhizobium Strain Uninoculated Plant C2H2 Reduction Apparent Photosynthesis 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. E. Williams
    • 1
  • S. S. Jue
    • 1
  • K. G. Cassman
    • 1
  • D. A. Phillips
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Agronomy & Range ScienceUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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