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USING PHYLLOSILICATE-FE(II)-OXIDIZING SOIL BACTERIA TO IMPROVE FE AND K PLANT NUTRITION

United States Patent Application

20160046535
A1
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Methods of increasing the amount of iron (Fe) and potassium (K) available in soil to plants residing in the soil. A composition comprising at least one microorganism capable of oxidizing Fe(II) bound in at least one phyllosilicate and releasing Fe and K from the at least one phyllosilicate to increase availability of Fe and K to plants in soil treated with the composition relative to plants in untreated soil. Compositions and microorganisms capable of oxidizing Fe(II) and K are disclosed.
Shelobolina, Evgenya (Fitchburg, WI), Roden, Eric (Middleton, WI), Benzine, Jason (Columbus, WI), Xiong, Mai Yia (Madison, WI)
14/ 924,397
October 27, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with government support under DE-AC05-76RL01830 and DE-SC0001180 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.