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Growth Promotion of Giant Duckweed Spirodela polyrhiza (Lemnaceae) by Ensifer sp. SP4 Through Enhancement of Nitrogen Metabolism and Photosynthesis

Toyama and c​olleagues demonstrate that Ensifer SP4 stimulates giant duckweed growth in a freshwater aquatic system, increasing its nitrogen content and photosynthetic rate and doubling​ its biomass. Transcriptomic and metabolomic analysis reveal a stimulation of several biosynthetic pathways in the plant, most prominently photosynthesis and amino acid metabolism, likely due to nitrogenous compounds taken up from the bacterium.​

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The MPMI Guide to Writing a Successful Research Paper

In a work environment ruled by the "publish or perish" principle, researchers are constantly looking to publish more research in prestigious journals. However, throughout our scientific careers, we are all chased by the ghost of journal rejection. The MPMI senior editors discuss some of the points they consider fundamental for writing an outstanding scientific paper and getting it accepted. Photo: Nick Morrison on Unsplash​​

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