Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1975

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Biology and Microbiology

Abstract

This thesis is concerned primarily with the occurrence of nitrogen fixation in native legumes on burned vs. unburned sections of the tall grass prairie. It is also concerned with the isolation of the root nodule bacteria and their identification as rhizobia. Various other biological data such as plate counts a of soil bacteria and azotobacter plate counts along with the influence of abiotic factors such as temperature, soil moisture and organic matter were determined to see in a relationship could be detected with nitrogen fixation.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Rhizobium

Nitrogen -- Fixation

Legumes -- South Dakota

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

49

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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