Limitations and Potentials for Biological Nitrogen Fixation in the Tropics

  • Johanna Döbereiner
  • Robert H. Burris
  • Alexander Hollaender
  • Avilio A. Franco
  • Carlos A. Neyra
  • David Barry Scott

Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. J. C. de A. Azevedo
    Pages 1-3
  3. Roger Knowles
    Pages 25-40
  4. W. D. P. Stewart, M. J. Sampaio, A. O. Isichei, R. Sylvester-Bradley
    Pages 41-63
  5. Joachim F. W. von Bülow
    Pages 75-94
  6. C. C. Black, R. H. Brown, R. C. Moore
    Pages 95-110
  7. C. Miguel, A. Cañizo, A. Costa, C. Rodriguez-Barrueco
    Pages 121-133
  8. C. S. Andrew
    Pages 135-160
  9. Eli Sidney Lopes
    Pages 173-190
  10. R. H. Burris, T. Ljones, D. W. Emerich
    Pages 191-207
  11. Harold J. Evans, Tomás Ruiz-Argüeso, Sterling A. Russell
    Pages 209-222
  12. D. B. Scott
    Pages 223-235
  13. Winston J. Brill
    Pages 237-245
  14. F. J. Bergersen, A. H. Gibson
    Pages 263-274
  15. J. Balandreau, P. Ducerf, Ibtissam Hamad-Fares, Pierrette Weinhard, G. Rinaudo, C. Millier et al.
    Pages 275-302
  16. R. H. Burris, Stephen L. Albrecht, Yaacov Okon
    Pages 303-315
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 335-398

About this book


The 15th Latin American Symposium ''laS held in Brasilia (FD) on J1UY 18-22, 1977, on a topic of great interest for agriculture, especially in the tropics. Many new developments have taken place in the field of research in N2 fixation during the last few years. They "Tere made possible by the improved methods of measuring of nitrogenase activity, progress in genetic engineering fields and the increased interest in taking advantage of natural sources for biological nitrogen fixation. The approach used in this Symposium together with the one held four months earlier in Brookhaven on ;'Genetic Engineering for Nitrogen Fixation" gives an interesting picture of the present status of nitrogen fixation from two diverse approaches. This is my 20th year visiting Latin i'-J11.erica. I am most impressed with the tremendous development which has taken place during these years in Latin American science. I want to congrat­ ulate our Brazilian colleagues for arranging this excellent and timely symposium and its excellent organization. These symposia are a cooperative effort between our Latin colleagues and scientists allover the world. They are made possible by excellent local support and support by a number of international agencies and several groups in the United States. Earlier symposia in this series are listed on pp. viii-x. Alexander Hollaender vii viii PREFACE I. International Symposium on Tissue Transplantation--Santiago, Vifia del Mar, and Valparaiso, Chile. Published in 1962 by the University of Chile Press, Santiago; edited by A. P. Cristoffanini and Gustavo Hoecker; 269 pp.


Assimilat agriculture algae bacteria development genetic engineering metabolism nitrogen photosynthesis physiology plant soil symbiosis taxonomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Johanna Döbereiner
    • 1
  • Robert H. Burris
    • 2
  • Alexander Hollaender
    • 3
  • Avilio A. Franco
  • Carlos A. Neyra
  • David Barry Scott
  1. 1.EMBRAPARio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.University of WisconsinMadisonUSA
  3. 3.Associated Universities, Inc.USA

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