The Morrison government has proposed scrapping recovery plans for almost 200 endangered species and habitats including the Tasmanian devil, the whale shark and the endangered glossy-black cockatoo populations on Kangaroo Island, one of the worst-affected areas in the 2019-20 bushfires. Environment groups have decried the move as a backward stepContinue Reading

Migratory species most vulnerable to plastic pollution, finds UN report

Plastic pollution pose threat to migratory species that dwell on land and in freshwater habitat, especially in the Asia-Pacific region, a UN report published on Tuesday highlighted. It showed that pollution from plastics increases the vulnerablity of already endangered species such as Gangetic and Irrawaddy dolphins, Asian elephants and Black-footedContinue Reading

A. Strain sampling and isolation Bradyrhizobium is a commonly occurring genus in soil [21]. Closely related Bradyrhizobium diazoefficiens (previously Bradyrhizobium japonicum) strains were isolated from soil, as previously described [20, 22]. In brief, Bradyrhizobium isolates that formed symbiotic associations with a foundational legume species in the censused region, Acacia acuminata,Continue Reading