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  • adjective botany Able to form a symbiosis with nitrogen-fixing actinobacteria

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  • An actinorhizal plant, sea buckthorn has the capacity to fix atmospheric nitrogen and thus enrich the soil.

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  • An actinorhizal plant, sea buckthorn has the capacity to fix atmospheric nitrogen and thus enrich the soil.

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  • Frankia are nitrogen-fixing bacteria that live in symbiosis with actinorhizal plants whose ranks include beech and cherry trees; they have not previously been exploited partly because these bacteria are difficult to grow in the lab.

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  • Temperate habitats in New Zealand follow a similar pattern: The actinorhizal

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  • [55], [56], whereas many temperate actinorhizal N-fixing trees do not

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