Bacteria is a word we all have heard that causes harm to us and the cultivation. But according to a report of New Atlas, it was stated that bacteria named Azotobacter vinelandii can do the role of fertilizer and grow the crops in double amount.
This bacteria is also known as engineered bacteria as it is one of the strains. In lab tests, when the modified A. vinelandii were added to soil in which rice plants were growing, it was observed that the plants were taking up ammonia produced by the bacteria.
The researchers are now working on developing additional types of A. vinelandii, which produce ammonia at different rates. Specific strains could then be used on specific crop species, based on the plants’ ammonia requirements.