Expanding the reach of the bionic leaf

February 3, 2018

Postdoctoral fellow Kelsey Sakimoto

Expanding the reach of the bionic leaf

Scientists estimate that food supplies will need to double by 2050 to meet demand. In greenhouse experiments conducted at the Arnold Arboretum, Harvard researchers discovered a way to more than double crop size by introducing a soil bacterium that converts nitrogen from the atmosphere into robust and sustainable fertilizer.

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