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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1973. Department of Agronomy.
This thesis is presented in two parts. Part I is concerned with techniques for measuring nitrate content, genetic variability for nitrate content, and the influence of plant part, stage of growth, temperature, photoperiod, and fertilization on nitrate content in M. officinalis. Part II involves the measurement of nitrate reductase activity in sweetclover by means of in vitro and in vivo procedures and the comparison of nitrate reductase activity in M. officinalis and M. infesta.
Advisor: H. J. Gorz