Fraction of legumes species fixing nitrogen

Value ~20 %
Organism Plants
Reference Zahran HH. Rhizobium-legume symbiosis and nitrogen fixation under severe conditions and in an arid climate. Microbiol Mol Biol Rev. 1999 Dec63(4):968-89PubMed ID10585971
Primary Source Sprent, J. I., and P. Sprent. 1990. Nitrogen fixing organisms. Pure and applied aspects. Chapman & Hall, London, United Kingdom
Comments There are approximately 700 genera and 13000 species of legumes
Entered by Uri M
ID 102437