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Has there been any work on engineering cereal grasses that form rhizobial associations?

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Cereals—oats, barley, rye, wheat, maize, sorghum and others—are an important plant group to the global food supply. Researchers at the John Innes Centre are investigating “the possibility of engineering cereals to associate with nitrogen-fixing bacteria and of delivering this technology through the seed.” 

This topic is discussed also in an article published in Current Opinion in Plant Biology.

Article Reference:
Charpenter, M., & Oldroyd, G. (2010). How close are we to nitrogen-fixing cereals? Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 13, 556-564.

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