Nitrogen-fixing Bacteria Coating
Nitrogen-fixing Bacteria Coating
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Nitrogen-fixing Bacteria Coating

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By coating seeds with bacteria that enable plants to retrieve nitrogen from the air, this biotechnology can reduce the need for expensive and damaging fertilization with synthetic nitrogen.
By coating seeds with bacteria that enable plants to retrieve nitrogen from the air, this biotechnology can reduce the need for expensive and damaging fertilization with synthetic nitrogen.

A type of coating that employs nitrogen-fixing bacteria to cover plant seeds. This biotechnology application allows every cell in the plant the ability to fix nitrogen instead of relying on expensive and damaging synthetic fertilizers. The bacteria fixation with nitrogen takes into consideration partnering with a host plant that provides sugars from photosynthesis, the same fuel utilized by the nitrogen-fixing microorganisms to perform the actual nitrogen fixation. In exchange for these carbon sources, the bacteria provide the host plant with fixed nitrogen to grow.

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