Current Issues in Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation

  • Editors
  • G. H. Elkan
  • R. G. Upchurch

Part of the Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences book series (DPSS, volume 72)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Gustavo Caetano-Anollés, Peter M. Gresshoff
    Pages 1-7
  3. Beth C. Mullin, Svetlana V. Dobritsa
    Pages 9-20
  4. B. Dov Kishinevsky, Dipankar Sen, Guang Yang
    Pages 21-28
  5. J. P. W. Young
    Pages 45-52
  6. L. Skøt, F. R. Minchin, E. Timms, M. T. Fortune, K. J. Webb, A. J. Gordon
    Pages 99-106
  7. F. Meneghetti, S. Alberghini, E. Tola, A. Giacomini, F. J. Ollero, A. Squartini et al.
    Pages 113-120
  8. F. M. Hashem, L. D. Kuykendall, S. E. Udell, P. M. Thomas
    Pages 127-134
  9. James A. Palus, James Borneman, Paul W. Ludden, Eric W. Triplett
    Pages 135-142
  10. Marianne R. Olesen, Bjarne U. Jochimsen
    Pages 143-149
  11. James A. Bryan, Graeme P. Berlyn, John C. Gordon
    Pages 151-159
  12. Elmar L. Kannenberg, L. Scott Forsberg, Russell W. Carlson
    Pages 161-166
  13. S. Mpepereki, A. G. Wollum II, F. Makonese
    Pages 167-171
  14. T. E. Devine, L. D. Kuykendall
    Pages 173-187
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 197-198

About this book


In the 100 years since the legume-Rhizobium symbiotic nitrogen fixation interaction was first described, interest in this field has grown rapidly. The types of studies have been cyclical in nature, involving a cross-section of disciplines. The availability of cheap nitrogenous fertilizers caused much of the biological nitrogen fixation research to become more theoretical in the developed world. The high cost of energy, coupled with environmental concerns and the interest in sustainable agriculture, has stimulated research in symbiotic nitrogen fixation. The development of modern genetic techniques has resulted in interdisciplinary research on plant-microbe interactions controlling nitrogen fixation. This has resulted in a better understanding of environmental factors influencing the nodulation process, chemical signalling between the symbiotic partners and the nature of the specificity between host plant and microsymbiotant.
This volume summarizes the diverse research efforts in biological nitrogen fixation by presenting a collection of papers in the areas of physiology and metabolism, taxonomy and evolution, genetics and ecology.


Assimilat DNA Oligosaccharid PCR Polysaccharid bacteria ecology genotypes metabolism microbe nitrogen physiology soil water stress

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6404-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5700-1
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