Fixation of Nitrogen in Coriaria myrtifolia

  title={Fixation of Nitrogen in Coriaria myrtifolia},
  author={George Bond},
  • G. Bond
  • Published 1 March 1962
  • Biology
  • Nature
A PRELIMINARY examination has been made of the European species (C. myrtifolia L.) of the non-legume genus Coriaria to determine whether fixation of atmospheric nitrogen is associated with the root nodules normally present1, as previously demonstrated for species from other continents2–6. Dr. P. Montserrat kindly provided me with seed of C. myrtifolia and with a small quantity of soil collected from near plants of that species growing in the region of Barcelona. In April 1959 seed of C… 
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