Nitrogen Fixation with Non-Legumes

The Third International Symposium on Nitrogen Fixation with Non-legumes, Helsinki, 2–8 September 1984

  • F. A. Skinner
  • P. Uomala

Part of the Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences book series (DPSS, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Biology of interactions between plants and diazotrophic bacteria

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. G. A. Peters, R. E. Toia Jr., H. E. Calvert, B. H. Marsh
      Pages 17-34
    3. V. L. D. Baldani, M. A. de B. Alvarez, J. I. Baldani, J. Döbereiner
      Pages 35-46
    4. Timo K. Korhonen, Eeva-Liisa Nurmiaho-Lassila, Tuula Laakso, Kielo Haahtela
      Pages 59-69
  3. Microbial ecology of diazotrophic bacteria

  4. Biochemistry and physiology of nitrogen fixation

  5. Genetics of nitrogen fixation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. R. A. Dixon, M. Buck, M. Drummond, T. Hawkes, H. Khan, S. MacFarlane et al.
      Pages 225-233
  6. Methods of measuring nitrogen fixation

  7. Nitrogen fixation by non-legumes in agriculture

  8. Nitrogen fixation by non-legumes in forestry and natural ecosystems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 391-391
    2. Assi Weber, Veronica Sundman
      Pages 419-425
  9. Closing session

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 427-427
    2. P. Normand, M. Lalonde
      Pages 429-453
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 455-460

About this book


Biological fixation of nitrogen by organisms and associations other than those concerned in the legume-Rhizobium symbiosis has attracted increasing attention since the firstintemationalworkshop on the theme at Piracicaba, Brasil, in 1979. Approximately 150 scientists gathered on September 2-8, 1984, at the Hanasaari Cultural Centre near Helsinki, Finland, for the third international meeting on nitrogen fixation with non-legumes. Forty-two papers and 39 posters were presented; 32 of the papers have been broughttogetherin this publication. The Symposium was generously sponsored by the FinnishNational Fund for Research and Development (SITRA) in connection with a large project on biological nitrogenfixation and utilization ofnitrogen extending from 1980 to 1985. The Symposium was organized jointly by SITRA, which dealt with all practical matters very efficiently and with impressive concern for the welfare of the participants, and Societas Biochemica, Biophysica et Microbiologica Fenniae, the society of Finnish microbiologists, which made valuable contributions on scientific matters. As in the previous symposium at Banff, Canada, in 1982 the programme did not involve parallel sessions~ all participants had the opportunity of listening to all presentations. Consequently, the FIN- NIF Symposium profited from a steady audience and the consistency this gave to the discussions. In view of the growing interest in N-fixation with non-legumes and the continuous broadening of the field, such an arrangement may not be possible in the future. I thank all participants for their contributionsto both oral sessions and poster presentations, and hope that this publication will become a frequently quoted source of knowledge.


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Editors and affiliations

  • F. A. Skinner
    • 1
  • P. Uomala
    • 2
  1. 1.Harpenden, HertsUK
  2. 2.SITRAHelsinkiFinland

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8446-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4378-0
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