© 2001

Plant Nitrogen

  • Peter J. Lea
  • Jean-François Morot-Gaudry

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Nitrate Assimilation

    1. Bruno Touraine, Françoise Daniel-Vedele, Brian G. Forde
      Pages 1-36
    2. Christian Meyer, Mark Stitt
      Pages 37-59
  3. Ammonia Assimilation

    1. Nicolaus von Wirén, Alain Gojon, Sylvain Chaillou, D. Raper Jr
      Pages 61-77
    2. Bertrand Hirel, Peter J. Lea
      Pages 79-99
  4. Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation

    1. Anthony J. Gordon, Peter J. Lea, Charles Rosenberg, Jean-Charles Trinchant
      Pages 101-146
    2. Francis Martin, Jean-Bernard Cliquet, George Stewart
      Pages 147-166
  5. Nitrogen Metabolism

    1. Jean-François Morot-Gaudry, Dominique Job, Peter J. Lea
      Pages 167-211
    2. Serge Delrot, Christine Rochat, Metchthild Tegeder, Wolf Frommer
      Pages 213-235
    3. Christine H. Foyer, Sylvie Ferrario-Méry, Graham Noctor
      Pages 237-254
  6. Nitrogen Traffic

    1. Alain Ourry, James H. Macduff, Jeffrey J. Volenec, Jean Pierre Gaudillere
      Pages 255-273
    2. Renaud Brouquisse, Céline Masclaux, Urs Feller, Philippe Raymond
      Pages 275-293
  7. Nitrogen and Seed storage Proteins

    1. Jean-Claude Autran, Nigel G. Halford, Peter R. Shewry
      Pages 295-341
  8. Nitrogen and Yield

    1. David W. Lawlor, Gilles Lemaire, François Gastal
      Pages 343-367
    2. Anis M. Limami, Dominique de Vienne
      Pages 369-378
  9. Nitrogen in the Environment

    1. M. W. Steege, Ineke Stulen, Bruno Mary
      Pages 379-397
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 399-407

About this book


This book covers all aspects of the transfer of nitrogen from the soil and air to a final resting place in the seed protein of a crop plant. It describes the physiological and molecular mechanisms of ammonium and nitrate transport and assimilation, including symbiotic nitrogen fixation by the Rhizobiacea. Amino acid metabolism and nitrogen traffic during plant growth and development and details of protein biosynthesis in the seeds are also extensively covered. Finally, the effects of the application of nitrogen fertilisers on plant growth, crop yield and the environment are discussed.
Written by international experts in their field, Plant Nitrogen is essential reading for all plant biochemists, biotechnologists, molecular biologists and physiologists as well as plant breeders, agricultural engineers, agronomists and phytochemists.


Amino acid Assimilat Symbiose biochemistry development environment growth metabolism nitrogen plant plant growth protein regulation seed transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter J. Lea
    • 1
  • Jean-François Morot-Gaudry
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biological ScienceLancaster UniversityLancasterUK
  2. 2.Unité de Nutrition Azotée des PlantesINRAVersaillesFrance

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Plant Nitrogen
  • Editors Peter J. Lea
    Jean-Francois Morot-Gaudry
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-67799-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-08731-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-04064-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 407
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Jointly published with INRA Editions, Versailles, France
  • Topics Plant Sciences
    Biochemistry, general
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