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Early growth and native nodulation of leguminous shrub and tree species in Brazil

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The early growth and nodulation potential of 13species of the following genera: Cajanus, Codariocalyx, Cratylia, Desmanthus, Desmo-dium, Leucaena and Sesbania, comprising 20accessions, were evaluated under greenhouseconditions. The accessions were harvested 6times at 7-day intervals starting 21 days afterplanting. At each harvest, the followingcharacters were recorded: plant height (PH), rootlength (RL), top growth dry weight (TGDW),root dry weight (RDW), and nodule number(NN). Significant differences (P

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