The contribution of different nitrogen sources (nitrate 15 N-NO 3 and symbiotic N-N 2 ) to the nitrogen status of soybean in ontogenesis was studied. Nitrate was assimilated effectively during the vegetative growth, whereas later on the nitrogen-fixation by root nodules became the basic source of nitrogen. The applying of a low dose of nitrate (22.2 mg N/plant) increased the total nitrogen content in the plant and did not depress the nitrogen fixation. Distribution of the symbiotic and nitrate nitrogen among organs of soybean was proportional.
GADIMOV, A. G.; SAFARALIEV, P. M.; TROISTSKAYA, C. N.; ALLAHVERDIEV, SURHAY; and NAFİSİ, S. (1999) "Changes in Nitrogen Status of Soybean Under Influence of Symbiotically Fixed and Bound Nitrogen," Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry: Vol. 23: No. 4, Article 5. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/agriculture/vol23/iss4/5