[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP120102780]
Researchers Prof Robyn Lynette Overall; Dr Penelope Mary Collina Smith; Dr Michael K Udvardi; Prof Philip Simon Poole
Brief description Legume plants interact with soil bacteria that fix nitrogen from the air to obtain nitrogen required for growth, reducing their use of fertilisers. Understanding how nutrients are exchanged between bacteria and legumes may improve the efficiency of this process. This would make legumes a more valuable component of sustainable agricultural systems.
Funding Amount $340,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects