Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1976

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Biology and Microbiology

Abstract

This these is concerned with a study of the study of the root nodule bacteria associate with native legumes. In the study cultural characteristics were observed along with physiological properties of the native bacterial isolates. These were compared with known rhizobium cultures. Cross inoculation studies were done to see in the rhizobia were specific or had a wide host range. Nitrogen fixation was determined by the Kjeldahl and acetylene reduction methods to determine the amount of nitrogen fixed by the symbiosis of bacterial isolates with the host plant and other legume species.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Nitrogen -- Fixation

Rhizobium

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

53

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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