© 1997

Biological Fixation of Nitrogen for Ecology and Sustainable Agriculture

  • Andrzej Legocki
  • Hermann Bothe
  • Alfred Pühler
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 39)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Structural Chemistry and Biochemistry of Nitrogenase

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jeverson Frazzon, Johan Spee, Jason Christiansen, Dennis R. Dean
      Pages 3-8
    3. William E. Newton
      Pages 9-12
  3. Signal Perception, Transduction and Cell Cycle Genes in Nodulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. F. Debellé, G. P. Yang, M. Ferro, G. Truchet, J. C. Promé, J. Dénarié
      Pages 15-23
    3. A. O. Ovtsyna, A. Veldhuis, I. M. Lopez-Lara, A. H. M. Wijfjes, C. Quinto, R. Geurts et al.
      Pages 25-28
    4. Gary Stacey, Jonathan Cohn, Brad Day, John Loh, Miniviluz Garcia, Joonhyun Paik et al.
      Pages 29-32
    5. A. M. Hirsch, Y. Fang, P. van Rhijn, S. Galili, O. Shaul, N. Atzmon et al.
      Pages 33-36
    6. H. R. Irving, N. M. Boukli, D. Toomre, A. Krause, C. A. Gehring, S. Jabbouri et al.
      Pages 37-42
    7. Christian Staehelin, Maud Vanney, Fabrice Foucher, Eva Kondorosi, Michael Schultze, Adam Kondorosi
      Pages 43-46
    8. Clara L. Diaz, Kees J. M. Boot, Helmi R. M. Schlaman, Christof Sautter, Ton A. N. van Brussel, Herman P. Spaink et al.
      Pages 47-50
    9. Wei Cai Yang, Karin van de Sande, Katharina Pawlowski, Jürgen Schmidt, Richard Walden, Martha Matvienko et al.
      Pages 51-53
    10. M. Crespi, C. Johansson, C. Charon, F. Frugier, S. Poirier, A. Kondorosi
      Pages 55-58
    11. Horst Röhrig, Jürgen Schmidt, Ursula Wieneke, Richard Walden, Jeff Schell, Michael John
      Pages 59-62
    12. I. Meskiene, W. -C. Yang, C. de Blank, L. Bögre, K. Zwerger, M. Brandstötter et al.
      Pages 63-65
  4. Plant Genes Involved in Nodulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Desh Pal S. Verma, Zonglie Hong
      Pages 69-75
    3. Fernanda de Carvalho-Niebel, Nicole Lescure, Julie Cullimore, Pascal Gamas
      Pages 77-81
    4. Sofie Goormachtig, Marcio Alves Ferreira, Sam Lievens, Viviana Corich, Peter Mergaert, Wim D’Haeze et al.
      Pages 83-86

About these proceedings


Biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) - the conversion of molecular nitrogen into ammonia - is one of the most important reactions in ecology and agriculture. It is performed exclusively by microbes (prokaryotes) that live in symbiosis with plants. This book summarizes the latest research on this reaction, the participating microbes and the genetics of how their relevant genes could be transferred into the plants. In the light of a more sustainable and less ecologically damaging agriculture, this is becoming an increasingly pressing issue.


Coevolution Leguminosen-Symbiose Stickstoffixierung ecology fertilizer genes legume symbiosis nachhaltige Landwirtschaft nitrogen fixation nitrogen metabolism prokaryotes sustainable agriculture

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrzej Legocki
    • 1
  • Hermann Bothe
    • 2
  • Alfred Pühler
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Bioorganic ChemistryPolish Academy of SciencesPoznanPoland
  2. 2.Botanisches InstitutUniversität zu KölnKölnGermany
  3. 3.Lehrstuhl für GenetikUniversität BielefeldBielefeldGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Biological Fixation of Nitrogen for Ecology and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Editors Andrzej Legocki
    Hermann Bothe
    Alfred Pühler
  • Series Title NATO ASI Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-62056-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-63855-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-59112-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 328
  • Number of Illustrations 53 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biochemistry, general
    Plant Ecology
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