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A Coat of Silk and Microbes Boosts Agriculture at Salty Sites

News   Nov 26, 2019 | Original story from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 
A Coat of Silk and Microbes Boosts Agriculture at Salty Sites

Researchers have used silk derived from ordinary silkworm cocoons, like those seen here, mixed with bacteria and nutrients, to make a coating for seeds that can help them germinate and grow even in salty soil. Credit: Augustine Zvinavashe, Hui Sun, Eugen Lim, and Benedetto Marelli.

 
 
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