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Nitrogen Fixation with Non-Legumes

Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Nitrogen Fixation with Non-Legumes, held 16–21 October 1996 in Faisalabad, Pakistan

  • Kauser A. Malik
  • M. Sajjad Mirza
  • J. K. Ladha

Part of the Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences book series (DPSS, volume 79)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Opening lecture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Biochemistry and genetics of diazotrophs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Sunhee Lee, Myrna Sevilla, Dietmar Meletzus, Katia Teixeira, Andre De Oliveira, Lena Perlova et al.
      Pages 11-19
    3. Ghulam Rasul, M. Sajjad Mirza, Farooq Latif, Kauser A. Malik
      Pages 25-37
  4. Ecophysiological studies for the improvement of plant—microbe interaction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. W. Song, H. L. Yang, X. L. Sun, Y. S. Wang, Y. D. Wang, Z. H. Chen
      Pages 41-48
    3. Samina Mehnaz, M. Sajjad Mirza, Uzma Hassan, Kauser A. Malik
      Pages 75-83
    4. Posters

  5. Paranodulation and forced association of diazotrophs with non-legumes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Wei Guo, Shan Xueqin, Ding Qunxing, Liu Bolin, Jing Yuxiang
      Pages 125-131

About this book


Diazotrophic bacteria convert atmospheric nitrogen to plant-useable form and this input of nitrogen through biological fixation is of great agronomic importance. The contributions presented in this volume relate to free-living nitrogen fixers and the diazotrophs associated with plants. Symbiotic association of Frankia with non-legumes and cyanobacterial associations are also discussed. Research topics covered in this volume include the biochemistry and genetics of diazotrophs, recent developments in improvement of plant-microbe interactions and their molecular basis, the use of molecular probes in taxonomy and ecology of diazotrophs and reports on field applications, agronomic importance and improvement in methodologies for assessing their contribution to plants. This book provides valuable information not only for researchers working in the field of biological nitrogen fixation but also for biochemistry, molecular biologists, microbiologists and agronomists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kauser A. Malik
    • 1
  • M. Sajjad Mirza
    • 1
  • J. K. Ladha
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE)FaisalabadPakistan
  2. 2.International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)ManilaPhilippines

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Nitrogen Fixation with Non-Legumes
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Nitrogen Fixation with Non-Legumes, held 16–21 October 1996 in Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Editors K.A. Malik
    M. Sajjad Mirza
    J.K. Ladha
  • Series Title Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-4873-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-6202-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-5232-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 362
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Sciences
    Plant Physiology
    Soil Science & Conservation
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