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SCELSE researchers identify micro-organisms that could help vegetables grow
2 February 2021

For vegetables to grow well, it is not enough to just give them sunlight, soil and water. They need a whole microbiome - a community of micro-organisms to maximise their growth and health.

A team of SCELSE-National University of Singapore (NUS) researchers, led by A/Prof Sanjay Swarup, has identified almost 300 species of micro-organisms that grow together with common Asian vegetables. This is the first step towards helping high-tech urban farmers produce more crops with less chemical fertilisers.

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