Generated February 15, 2021


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Below we identify growth factors for a myxobacteria ("slime bacteria") yet to be isolated from the rhizosphere of Miscanthus xgiganteus (hybrid of "Silvergrass"), cultivated at the Kellogg Biological Station in Michigan. Data was transferred with Globus from [JGI-IMG].