What is it about?
We "asked" cowpea pea plants to find microbes from dry, saline soils of Pakistan to find bacteria that could serve as potential plant growth promoting bacteria.
Why is it important?
This paper is important because it shows that the soil microbiome, even those in arid, saline environments, can help crop plants grow. Furthermore, the nodule microbiome contains a surprisingly large number of these helpful bacteria indicating that plants select specific "helper" bacteria.
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This page is a summary of: Impact of Soil Salinity on the Cowpea Nodule-Microbiome and the Isolation of Halotolerant PGPR Strains to Promote Plant Growth under Salinity Stress, Phytobiomes Journal, January 2020, Scientific Societies,
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