Authors; Michelle Ma Phosphorus is a necessary nutrient for plants to grow. But when it’s applied to plants as part of a chemical fertilizer, phosphorus can react strongly with minerals in the soil, forming complexes with iron, aluminum and calcium. This locks up the phosphorus, preventing plants from being able [...]
Endophytes in Space: How microbial plant probiotics could help grow food crops in microgravity and on other worlds
Authors; Michelle Ma, John Freeman, Ahsan Ali Astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) and one day on the moon or Mars will need to grow fresh food with limited resources under environmental stress. A student led research team of microbiologists, plant scientists and space hardware engineers recently sent rice [...]
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