Photo of Himadri Pakrasi's Lab

Researchers engineer bacteria that create fertilizer out of thin air

A team at Washington University in St. Louis has created a bacteria that uses photosynthesis to create oxygen during the day, and at night, uses nitrogen to create chlorophyll for photosynthesis. This development could lead to plants that do the same, eliminating the use of some — or possibly all — man-made fertilizer, which has a high environmental cost.

‘From Start to Finnish’ July 15

The Gateway Festival Orchestra will perform music of Jean Sibelius, Launy Grøndahl and Edvard Grieg at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15, as part of its 2018 season of free summer concerts. Also on the program will be music from “Mamma Mia,” based on songs by the pop group ABBA. The concert series will continue July 22 and 29.
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