Enhancement of Napier grass growth through introduction of nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria

Edward J. Philips, Phyllis Hansen, Thomas Velardi

Abstract


The effect of introducing N-fixing cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) on biomass crop growth was studied using a newly isolated strain of Synechococcus and a Napier grass - pearl millet hybrid under laboratory conditions. Introduction of this cyanobacterium significantly enhanced the rate of plant growth and biomass yield from seed to young plant.

Keywords


N-fixation; Cyanobacteria; Synechococcus; Napier grass

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