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Nitrogen fixation in a landrace of maize is supported by a mucilage-associated diazotrophic microbiota

Fig 2

Aerial root mucilage.

The aerial roots of Sierra Mixe maize (left) secrete large quantities of mucilage between 3 and 6 months after planting. The mucilage is carbohydrate rich, with the composition dominated by arabinose, fucose, and galactose (side panel).

Fig 2