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The ability of legumes, such as peas and beans, to 'fix' nitrogen from the air is well known to farmers and gardeners. These crops don't need nitrogen fertiliser. Why not? This programme looks at t...he painstaking work modern science is doing to unravel the secrets of the root nodules which furnish the legumes with their nitrogen.
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Module code and title: S325, Biochemistry and cell biology
Item code: S325; 05
First transmission date: 1986
Published: 1986
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Duration: 00:25:00
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Producer: Neil Cameron
Contributors: John Day; Alan Dowie; Andy Johnston; J. H.(Johnny H.) Johnston; J. R.(John Raymond) Postgate; Colin Walker
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Experiments; Klebsiella; Leghaemoglobins; Legumes; Nodules; Plasmids; Rhizobium; Roots; Rothamsted
Master spool number: HOU4578
Production number: FOUS319S
Videofinder number: 1858
Available to public: no