Naringenin enhanced efficiency of Rhizobium meliloti-alfalfa symbiosis

Veena Jain, Nisha Garg, H. S. Nainawatee

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Rhizobium meliloti-alfalfa (Medicago sativa) symbiosis was influenced by the rhizospheric application of naringenin which increased nodule number, nodule weight (2-to 8-fold) and nitrogenase activity. Plant blomass and total nitrogen content also increased by 60 to 72%. The enhancing effects of naringenin were more pronounced if it was applied at the early vegetative stage of plant growth or at the time of sowing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)434-436
Number of pages3
JournalWorld Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1990
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Plant Science
  • Food Science

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