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Cycling of crops as a method of nitrogen enrichment of soil: Yes. What more? (12/05/22 07:31:15)
    We have known for ages that peas, clover, beans and related plants have have bacteria that can fetch nitrogen from the air and incorporate it into useful chemicals like amino acids and B vitamins - thiamine, folate, biotin and others. Now, suddenly, I stumbled upon information that insects too have nitrogen-fixating bacteria, either in the gut, or even inside of cells. It has been found for aphids, termites and cockroaches, which live on nitrogen-free nutrients.

    So we have protein foodstuffs that do not need nitrogen fertiliser. To me that is sensational.

    A teaser (2015):

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/272815297_N_Fixation_in_Insects_Its_Potential_Contribution_to_N_Cycling_in_Ecosystems_and_Insect_Biomass
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Cycling of crops as a method of nitrogen enrichment of soil: Yes. What more?