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  • Long-term nitrogen fertilizer use disrupts plant-microbe mutualisms

    University of Illinois plant biology professor Katy Heath and her colleagues found that long-term nitrogen fertilizer use disrupts the mutually beneficial relationship between legumes and soil microbes.

    University of Illinois plant biology professor Katy Heath and her colleagues found that long-term nitrogen fertilizer use disrupts the mutually beneficial relationship between legumes and soil microbes.

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  • To reach Katy Heath, call 217-265-5473; email kheath@illinois.edu. The paper, “Long-term nitrogen addition causes the evolution of less cooperative mutualists,” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.