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Genetic diversity of symbiotic bacteria nodulating common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) in western Kenya
(Plos One, 2018-11-15)
Biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) in legumes plays a critical role in improving soil fertility. Despite this vital role, there is limited information on the genetic diversity and BNF of bacteria nodulating common bean ...
Distribution and phenotypic characteristics of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) nodulating bacteria in diverse soils.
(Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B - Soil & Plant Science, 2020-08-19)
Bacteria were isolated from the root nodules using common bean as a trap host. Growth and morphological characteristics of the bacterial isolates were described on yeast extract mannitol mineral salts agar and broth media. ...
Response of Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Cultivars to Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes [Mart.] Solms) Compost in Kisumu, Kenya along the Lake Victoria Basin
(Journal of Experimental Agriculture International, 2018-11)
Aims: This study aimed at enhancing common bean production among the small holder farmers along the Lake Victoria basin, Kenya through the use of water hyacinth compost. Study Design: Randomized Complete Block Design with ...
Effect of nitrogen sources on the yield of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) in western Kenya
(Journal of Plant Nutrition, 2018-05-15)
Depletion of soil nutrients due to continuous cultivation without adequate external fertilization is one of the challenges facing many smallholder farmers in western Kenya. This study was conducted to assess the effects ...
Abundance and Symbiotic Potential of Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) Nodule Associated Bacteria in Western Kenya Soil
(Journal of Agricultural Science, 2016-07-10)
Plant growth-promoting Rhizobacteria are beneficial native soil bacteria that colonize plant roots and result in increased plant growth. Those that colonise the nodules of legumes are known as nodule associated ...