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Edward C Cocking

Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Science

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The Centre for Crop Nitrogen Fixation (Director Prof Edward Cocking) is part of an international network for research on the systemic intracellular colonization of the world's major non-legume crops… read more

Current Research

The Centre for Crop Nitrogen Fixation (Director Prof Edward Cocking) is part of an international network for research on the systemic intracellular colonization of the world's major non-legume crops (especially rice, wheat, maize, sorghum and oil seed rape) by the nitrogen-fixing bacterium Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus. This involves basic research on the interaction of these crops with G. diazotrophicus for the establishment on non-nodular endosymbiotic nitrogen fixation to enable reduced inputs of synthetic nitrogen fertilizers (for further details please see http://www.plantnitrogenfixation.co.uk)

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