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  • Actinorhizal plant — Actinorhizal plants are a group of Angiosperms characterized by their ability to form a symbiosis with the nitrogen fixing actinomycete Frankia . This association leads to the formation of nitrogen fixing root nodules. ClassificationActinorhizal… …   Wikipedia

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