Nitrogen Acquisition and Assimilation in Higher Plants

  • Sara Amâncio
  • Ineke Stulen

Part of the Plant Ecophysiology book series (KLEC, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Tomoyuki Yamaya, Ann Oaks
    Pages 35-63
  3. Lucy J. Sheppard, Håkan Wallander
    Pages 65-98
  4. Javier Ramos, Ton Bisseling
    Pages 99-131
  5. Werner M. Kaiser, Elisabeth Planchet, Maria Stoimenova, Masatoshi Sonoda
    Pages 185-205
  6. Alejandro Ferrando, Pedro Carrasco, Juan Cruz Cuevas, Teresa Altabella, Antonio F. Tiburcio
    Pages 207-230
  7. Silvia Haneklaus, Ewald Schnug
    Pages 231-259
  8. Dev T. Britto, Herbert J. Kronzucker
    Pages 261-281
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 283-298

About this book


Nitrogen is an essential element for plant growth. During the green revolution nitrogenfertilisation was responsible for spectacular yield increases. At present yield is balanced with commitments towards the environment and sustainable agriculture. For agro-biotechnology comprehensive knowledge of plant functioning is needed. Yield improvement and accumulation of essential nitrogen compounds is relying on selection and gene technologies.

Research on the uptake, acquisition and assimilation of nitrogen, as well as the synthesis and storage of reserve and defence N-compounds, therefore, is essential. The third volume in the Plant Ecophysiology series integrates functional and molecular physiology with ecophysiological and sustainable agricultural approaches to get a better understanding of the regulation and the impact of environmental and stress signals on nitrogen acquisition and assimilation. The book is of interest for advanced students and junior researchers and supplies comprehensive information for scientists working in the field of nitrogen metabolism and readers interested in sustainable development.


agriculture Assimilat biology biotechnology development environment food metabolism molecular biology nitrogen nitrogen metabolism nutrition physiology plants regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Sara Amâncio
    • 1
  • Ineke Stulen
    • 2
  1. 1.Technical University of LisbonPortugal
  2. 2.University of GroningenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-2727-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2728-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-5561
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