Probiotics for Plants

Image result for probiotics for plantsIf you are interested in participating in the botany experiment “plants and probiotics” please join me Tuesday, November 28th for a discussion about a timeline for experimentation. In addition, please read the following short article from the American Society of Agronomy.

Probiotics – for plants  *helpful vocabulary hint: Endophytes are organisms like bacteria or fungi that live in between the cells in plant tissue.

Consider the following questions about the reading. 1) Briefly describe Sharon Doty’s experiment.  2) What happened to the rice plants that received transferred endophytes?  3) What is the potential impact of Doty’s experiment on chemical fertilizer use?