1. contributing to the process of nitrogen fixation
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How To Use nitrogen-fixing In A Sentence

  • All soybeans, including edamame, are legumes that host beneficial nitrogen-fixing bacteria on their roots.
  • Symbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacteria invade the root hairs of host plants, where they multiply and stimulate the formation of root nodules, enlargements of plant cells and bacteria in close association.
  • And recently, researchers identified a nitrogen-fixing spirochete bacterium that lives in the gut of termites.
  • Actinorhizal Plants are a kind of important natural nitrogen-fixing resources, and they have high value in reforestation as pioneer and accompanying species.
  • The results are theoretically and practically significant for the research on biological nitrogen fixation in plants of Graminae and the popularization of nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
  • The host plant is an early successional, evergreen, nitrogen-fixing subshrub that grows on glacial moraine and river bars.
  • If a tree seedling doesn't survive transplanting, Bari and Lou replace it with either a nitrogen-fixing tree like cassia or an ornamental tree like jacaranda, which is covered with striking purple flowers.
  • Nitrogen-fixing bacteria in the root nodules of leguminous plants (such as peas and clover) take in nitrogen direct from the air and pass it on to the plant, both feeding the plant and enriching the soil.
  • From this point on, the bacteria and the plant - members of two separate kingdoms - share the know-how and labor needed to construct what is essentially a new organ: a fully operational nitrogen-fixing root nodule.
  • Pulses are also necessary for sustainable agriculture, since they are nitrogen-fixing crops and provide an ecological alternative to chemical nitrogenous fertilizers.
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