ISSN: 0041-3216 (Online), 0041-3216 (Print)
Volume 70 Number 3
Enhancement of Napier grass growth through introduction of nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria
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