Redesigning Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Cereal Crops

Time: 2:15 pm
day: Day Two


• Biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) by plant-associated microbes can provide a sustainable and efficient source of nitrogen for crop plants;
however, high levels of nitrogen fertilizer in agricultural soils has resulted in the repression of BNF
• Pivot Bio have remodelled the regulatory nodes that repress nitrogen fixation to restore BNF in root-associated diazotrophs
• Fine-tuning the genetic regulation of BNF has resulted in strains able to fix nitrogen to cereal crops under fertilized conditions