Here we report a new species of bacterium that could potentially reduce the need for nitrogen fertiliser in the farming of sugarcane.
A new species of Burkholderia isolated from sugarcane roots promotes plant growth
Chanyarat Paungfoo-Lonhienne, Tierry GA Lonhienne, Yun Kit Yeoh, Richard I Webb, Prakash Lakshmanan, Cheong Xin Chan, Phaik-Eem Lim, Mark A Ragan, Susanne Schmidt and Philip Hugenholtz
The research was supported by the Queensland State Government and conducted in collaboration with the sugar industry, with the aim
to profile genetic and metabolic capabilities of microbial communities in sugarcane soils, and develop strategies, products and services for sustainable bioproduction and land use.
More information about the Project is available here.
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