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Biological Nitrogen Fixation and Beneficial Plant-Microbe Interaction

  • Fernando González-Andrés
  • Euan James
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ecology, Diversity, and Evolution of Plant Probiotic Microorganisms (PPM)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Encarna Velázquez, Esther Menéndez, Fernando Sánchez Juanes, Noemí Valencia Daza, Juan Pérez Yépez, Milagros León Barrios et al.
      Pages 3-12
    3. Esther Menéndez, Rocío Escribano-Viana, José D. Flores-Félix, Pedro F. Mateos, Raúl Rivas
      Pages 13-21
    4. Lorena Celador-Lera, Esther Menéndez, Jose D. Flores-Félix, Pedro F. Mateos, Raúl Rivas
      Pages 23-35
    5. Eustoquio Martínez-Molina, Fernando Sánchez Juanes, Lorena Carro, José D. Flores-Félix, Pilar Martínez-Hidalgo, Eugenia Cerda Castillo et al.
      Pages 37-44
    6. Esther Menéndez, Martha Helena Ramirez-Bahena, Alvaro Peix, Carmen Tejedor, Rebeca Mulas, Fernando González-Andrés et al.
      Pages 45-53
  3. Genetics, Genomics and Proteomics of PPM and Their Associated Plants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Noemí Fernández, Juan J. Cabrera, Sergio Salazar, Sergio Parejo, M. Carmen Rodríguez, Andrea Lindemann et al.
      Pages 57-72
    3. Lucía Isabel López Díez, Fernando Sánchez Juanes, Martha Helena Ramírez Bahena, José Manuel González Buitrago, Alvaro Peix, Encarna Velázquez
      Pages 73-83
  4. Plant–Microorganisms Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Inês Graça, Márcia Guilherme, Pedro Tavares, Alice S. Pereira, Ana I. Ribeiro-Barros
      Pages 97-107
    3. Alejandro Jiménez-Gómez, Esther Menéndez, José D. Flores-Félix, Paula García-Fraile, Pedro F. Mateos, Raúl Rivas
      Pages 109-122
    4. Pilar Martínez-Hidalgo, Inmaculada García-Romera, Juan Antonio Ocampo
      Pages 123-130
    5. Ana Bejarano, Luís R. Silva, Paula Andrade, Encarna Velázquez, Raúl Rivas
      Pages 131-140
  5. Physiology and Biochemistry of Beneficial Microorganisms and Associated Plants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Nuno Duro, Mário da Costa, Paula Batista-Santos, Paula Scotti-Campos, Isabel P. Pais, Filipe Colwell et al.
      Pages 143-151
  6. Inoculants For Agriculture and Environmental Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153

About these proceedings


This book covers the most recent advances in all the topics with which researchers and professionals need to be familiar in order to obtain a better understanding of, and to better exploit, beneficial plant-microbe interactions. The use of microorganisms for agriculture and environmental applications is gaining importance worldwide to improve crop performance, but also for other environmental applications, such as bioremediation in chemically polluted soils.  The search for an equilibrium between fundamental and applied aspects makes this book useful for professionals at various levels in the value chain of the “microbial biofertilizers”. Challenges of comercializing biofertilizers involve efficiency of the products and safety for human health and the environment, topics that have paid central attention in this book. Students, scientists and biofertilizers developers will find updated and comprehensive information about the different aspects to be considered to address a successful introduction of biofertilizers in sustainable agriculture and environmental actions.


Biocontrollers Nitrogen fixation Plant-Microbial interactions Symbiosis Biofertilisers

Editors and affiliations

  • Fernando González-Andrés
    • 1
  • Euan James
    • 2
  1. 1.and BiodiversityInstitute of Environment, Natural RLeónSpain
  2. 2.The James Hutton InstituteDundeeUnited Kingdom

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