New Horizons in Nitrogen Fixation

Proceedings of the 9th International Congress on Nitrogen Fixation, Cancún, Mexico, December 6–12, 1992

  • Rafael Palacios
  • Jaime Mora
  • William E. Newton

Part of the Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture book series (PSBA, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Overview Section

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jean Denarie, Frederic Debelle, Georges Truchet, Jean-Claude Prome
      Pages 19-30
  3. Biochemistry of Nitrogenases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. D. C. Rees, J. Kim, M. Georgiadis, M. K. Chan, H. Komiya, D. Woo et al.
      Pages 83-88
    3. J. T. Bolin, N. Campobasso, S. W. Muchmore, W. Minor, T. V. Morgan, L. E. Mortenson
      Pages 89-94
    4. David J. Lowe, Karl Fisher, Richard N. Pau, Roger N. F. Thorneley
      Pages 95-100
    5. Tsvika Greener, David Govezensky, Alexander S. Girshovich, Elena S. Bochkareva, Ada Zamir
      Pages 123-128
  4. Bacteria-Plant Interaction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. M. P. Bec-Ferté, A. Savagnac, S. G. Pueppke, J. C. Promé
      Pages 157-158
    3. Herman P. Spaink, Andre H. M. Wijfjes, Otto Geiger, Guido V. Bloemberg, Tita Ritsema, Ben J. J. Lugtenberg
      Pages 165-170
    4. E. Martinez, R. Poupot, J. C. Prome, M. A. Pardo, L. Segovia, G. Truchet et al.
      Pages 171-175
    5. J. Sanjuan, R. W. Carlson, U. R. Bhat, H. Spaink, T. Van Brussel, T. Stokkerman et al.
      Pages 177-182
    6. B. Relic, R. Fellay, A. Lewin, X. Perret, N. P. J. Price, P. Rochepeau et al.
      Pages 183-189
    7. M. Holsters, D. Geelen, K. Goethal, M. Van Montagu, R. Geremia, J. C. Prome et al.
      Pages 191-196
    8. D. A. Phillips, F. D. Dakora, M. Leon-Barrios, E. Sande, C. M. Joseph
      Pages 197-202
    9. Juan E. Gonzalez, Alexandra Glucksmann, T. Lynne Reuber, Graham C. Walker
      Pages 203-206
    10. A. Pühler, W. Arnold, A. Becker, A. Roxlau, M. Keller, D. Kapp et al.
      Pages 207-212
  5. Bacteria-Plant Interaction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Renze Heidstra, Alexander Kozik, Ton Bisseling, T. A. Lie
      Pages 267-268
    3. Henk Franssen, Wei-Cai Yang, Panagiotis Katinakis, Ton Bisseling
      Pages 275-284
    4. Magalie Pichon, Etienne-Pascal Journet, Annie Dedieu, Francoise De Billy, Thierry Huguet, Georges Truchet et al.
      Pages 285-290
    5. Ann M. Hirsch, Shaheen Asad, Yiwen Fang, Keith Wycoff, Marian Löbler
      Pages 291-296
    6. G. Caetano-Anolles, P. A. Joshi, P. M. Gresshoff
      Pages 297-302
    7. K. H. Lee, J. C. Fearn, F. C. Guinel, T. A. Larue
      Pages 303-308
    8. Beth C. Mullin, Paula Goetting-Minesky, Paul Twigg
      Pages 309-314
    9. B. Bergman, C. Johansson, E. Soderback, U. Rasmussen, A. Matveyev
      Pages 315-320
    10. Betty Prewett, Barbara Duerr, Margaret Gawienowski, Traci Ropp, Julianne Dunphy, Thomas Jacobs
      Pages 321-326
  6. Regulation and Genetics of Nitrogen Fixation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 381-381
    2. D. B. Layzell, L. Diaz del Castillo, S. Hunt, M. Kuzma, O. Van Cauwenberghe, I. Oresnik
      Pages 393-398
    3. J. M. Reyrat, M. David, P. De Philip, A. M. Garnerone, J. Batut, P. Boistard
      Pages 399-403
    4. E. K. Monson, A. F. Lois, P. G. Agron, M. Weinstein, S. W. Stanfield, G. S. Ditta et al.
      Pages 405-410
    5. H. M. Fischer, G. Acuna, D. Anthamatten, F. Arigoni, M. Babst, P. Brouwer et al.
      Pages 411-416
    6. Robert Haselkorn, Jihong Liang, Lori Scappino, William J. Buikema
      Pages 417-422
    7. M. De Zamaroczy, Y. Y. Liang, A. Kaminski, F. Arsene, C. Elmerich
      Pages 423-427

About this book


In order to understand a process as complex as nitrogen fixation and to be in a position to manipulate it for the benefit of mankind, researchers are now working at the frontiers of science in many different areas: protein structure and function; catalytic mechanisms; electron transfer processes; regulatory circuits and environmental sensing; metabolic integration; chemical communication between organisms; differentiation; genome structure and function; microbial ecology; plant physiology; plant molecular biology; and agronomy. This volume represents a testimony to the advances in nitrogen fixation research that have been made and the contribution of these efforts to the solution of many other varied scientific problems. Limiting steps for future advances are analyzed and new horizons in nitrogen fixation research are proposed.


Plant physiology metabolism nitrogen physiology regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Rafael Palacios
    • 1
  • Jaime Mora
    • 1
  • William E. Newton
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de Investigación Sobre Fijación de NitrógenoUNAMCuernavacaMexico
  2. 2.Department of Biochemistry and NutritionVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4255-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2416-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-1949
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