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Corn variety gets nutrients from bacteria, potentially reducing need for fertilizer

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180807144941.htm

Is it possible to grow cereal crops without having to rely on energy-requiring commercial fertilizers? Researchers now describe a newly identified corn variety which acquires nitrogen -- an essential nutrient for plants -- by feeding its sugars to beneficial bacteria, which can in turn take up nitrogen from the air and pass it back to the plant in a usable form.
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