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Researchers engineer bacteria that create fertilizer out of thin air
July 16, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.A team at Washington University in St. Louis has created a bacteria that uses photosynthesis to create oxygen during the day and at night, uses nitrogen to create chlorophyll for photosynthesis. This development could lead to plants that do the same, eliminating the use of some -- or possibly all -- man-made fertilizer, which has a high environmental cost. Full Story
Washington University in St. Louis
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