Sphaerotheca varshaabhu is a newly discovered species of burrowing frog from urban Bengaluru.

nitrogen fixation

Bengaluru
21 May 2020

Did you know that a humble bacterium influences  chickpea's yield?  While chickpea is believed to have come to India from Turkey a few centuries ago, from where did it get its microbe partner? Did the original rhizobium strain from Turkey hitch a ride along with its host, or did it find other local strains here? In a recent study, an international collaboration of researchers, including those from India, may have answers.