Highlights of Nitrogen Fixation Research

  • Esperanza Martĺnez
  • Georgina Hernández

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. William E. Newton
    Pages 1-8
  3. Georgina Hernández, S. Chichkova, R. Suárez, E. Córdoba, J. Arellano, S. I. Fuentes et al.
    Pages 13-15
  4. Jose L. Ortega, Stephen Temple, Suman Bagga, Champa Sengupta-Gopalan
    Pages 17-21
  5. D. Lowell Robinson, Gian Trepp, Robert G. Gregerson, Scott N. Twary, Robert Roeven, J. Stephen Gantt et al.
    Pages 23-31
  6. James K. Waters, Bobby L. Hughes, Larry C. Purcell, Klaus Gerhardt, Thomas P. Mawhinney, David W. Emerich
    Pages 33-35
  7. E. L. Kannenberg, T. Härtner, M. Perzl, S. Schmitz, K. Poralla
    Pages 41-44
  8. Timothy R. McDermott
    Pages 45-47
  9. R. Serraj, V. Vadez, L. C. Purcell, T. R. Sinclair
    Pages 49-55
  10. Michael L. Summers, Timothy R. McDermott
    Pages 57-60
  11. K. J. O’Callaghan, V. Jain, M. R. Davey, E. C. Cocking
    Pages 61-63
  12. Michael F. Hynes, Ivan Oresnik, Christopher K. Yost, Tanya C. Noel
    Pages 65-68
  13. P. H. Graham, K. G. Ballen, C. Montealegre, R. K. Jones, B. Fischer, E. Luque
    Pages 69-75
  14. R. Abaidoo, P. Singleton, H. Keyser, D. Borthakur, K. Dashiell
    Pages 77-84
  15. J. E. Thies, G. Wijkstra, C. Ronson
    Pages 85-90
  16. Donald A. Phillips, Hanne Volpin, Cecillia M. Joseph, Guo-Ping Yang
    Pages 97-100
  17. F. B. Dazzo, Y. G. Yanni, R. Rizk, F. de Bruijn, V. Corich, A. Squartini et al.
    Pages 101-104
  18. Sunny Twelker, Ivan J. Oresnik, Michael F. Hynes
    Pages 105-108
  19. J. Loh, J. P.-Y. Yuen, M. G. Stacey, G. Stacey
    Pages 115-120
  20. A. Kondorosi, M. Crespi, C. Charon, C. Sousa, C. Johansson, C. Sautter et al.
    Pages 121-124
  21. M. M. Sikorski, T. Stepkowski, A. Swiderska, J. Biesiadka, B. Łotocka, J. Kopcinska et al.
    Pages 125-129
  22. Steven G. Pueppke, Margreet DeBoer, Xiao-Tong He, Hari B. Krishnan
    Pages 131-134
  23. R. W. Carlson, E. L. Kannenberg, L. S. Forsberg, S. Xie
    Pages 135-140
  24. K. J. O’Callaghan, M. R. Davey, E. C. Cocking
    Pages 145-147
  25. L. Cárdenas, J. Feijó, J. G. Kunkel, L. Vidali, J. Domínguez, F Sánchez et al.
    Pages 149-152
  26. Leif Skøt, K. Judith Webb, Margaret M. Nicholson, Bodil Jørgensen, Sue Mizen
    Pages 153-156
  27. X. Perret, C. Freiberg, A. Rosenthal, W. J. Broughton
    Pages 157-161
  28. J. G. Dávila, P. Bustos, M. A. Cevallos, M. L. Girard, R. Palacios, O. Rodríguez
    Pages 163-165
  29. D. Romero, J. Martínez-Salazar, R. Palacios, C. Rodríguez, E. Valencia-Morales
    Pages 167-171
  30. P. M. Gresshoff, J. Stiller, A. Men, S. Radutoiu, S. Pillai, D. Landau-Ellis et al.
    Pages 173-176
  31. Patrick S. G. Chain, Ismael Hernández-Lucas, Brian Golding, Turlough M. Finan
    Pages 177-179
  32. José A. Herrera-Cervera, Julio M. Sanjuan-Pinilla, José Olivares, Juan Sanjuan
    Pages 181-183
  33. R. Haselkorn, K. Jones, W. J. Buikema
    Pages 185-188
  34. H. M. Fischer, E. Bauer, R. Emmerich, A. Minder, F. Narberhaus, S. Schaeren et al.
    Pages 189-193
  35. Anne-Marie Garnerone, Marie Foussard, Pierre Boistard, Jacques Batut
    Pages 195-199
  36. E. M. Benelli, E. M. Souza, M. G. Yates, L. U. Rigo, M. Buck, M. Moore et al.
    Pages 201-205
  37. N. Michel-Reydellet, N. Desnoues, C. Elmerich, P. A. Kaminski
    Pages 207-209
  38. Mario Soberón, Oswaldo López, Juan Miranda, Adam Kondorosi, Claudia Morera
    Pages 211-214
  39. S. Lee, M. Sevilla, D. Meletzus, K. Texeira, I. Baldani, C. Kennedy
    Pages 215-218
  40. Michael J. Sadowsky, Peter H. Graham
    Pages 219-223
  41. Dietrich Werner, Heike Neumann, Petra Scheidemann, Anne Bode-Kirchhoff, Astrid Wetzel
    Pages 231-235
  42. A. R. Lodeiro, P. González, A. Hernández, L. J. Balagué, G. Favelukes
    Pages 239-242

About this book


For 31 years, the North American Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation Conference (for­ merly Rhizobium Conference) has been a forum for scientists and graduate students to discuss their research advances, extending from basic aspects to agricultural appli­ cations, and dealing with topics ranging from bacterial genetics and metabolism to plant genetics and physiology. Nitrogen fixation, being a major life-supporting process on this planet, has attracted the interest of researchers for more than one century. Nitrogen fixation is responsible for the conversion of "inert" dinitrogen (N ) gas from the atmos­ z phere into usable ammonia, replacing the fixed nitrogen constantly being lost to the atmosphere by the denitrification process. Worldwide agricultural productivity is deter­ mined by the availability of fixed nitrogen in all its forms, which the continually increas­ ing human population depends upon for survival. An international momentum is developing in the use of biofertilizers to improve legume and non-legume crop yields and in the study of genomics in this area. New studies are being undertaken in several laboratories to study novel nitrogen-fixing systems, including non-legume crops. The North American Conferences on Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation have periodically chronicled the advances in our knowledge of this area. For the first time, this conference was held in Mexico. Thus, all three North Amer­ ican countries have been hosts for this event. This year conference brought nearly 200 scientists from 18 different countries presenting lectures and over 80 posters.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Esperanza Martĺnez
    • 1
  • Georgina Hernández
    • 1
  1. 1.Nitrogen Fixation Research CenterNational University of MexicoCuernavaca, MorelosMéxico

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7172-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4795-2
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