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My research project has assessed the diversity and symbiotic effectiveness of bacteria nodulating beans in different agro-ecological zones in Kenya, developed a gene-marker system for rapid analysis of nodule occupancy and evaluated the effect of several factors, such as soil nitrogen, on strain nodule occupancy outcomes.
Picture 1. (a) Screening strains for effectiveness on bean in the greenhouse, (b) data collection and (c) images of ineffective and effective bean nodules
I am currently working on the final draft of my PhD thesis in preparation for submission for examination within the month. Details of my research findings will appear in a future bulletin.
George Mwenda, Murdoch University, Australia (Click here for his 2015 update)