Ecology and Evolution of Rhizobia

Principles and Applications

  • En Tao Wang
  • Chang Fu Tian
  • Wen Feng Chen
  • J. Peter W. Young
  • Wen Xin Chen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. General Description of Rhizobia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Diversity and Evolution of Rhizobia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. En Tao Wang, J. Peter W. Young
      Pages 23-39
    3. En Tao Wang
      Pages 41-102
    4. Chang Fu Tian, J. Peter W. Young
      Pages 103-119
  4. Diversity and Evolution of Rhizobial Symbiosis Genes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. En Tao Wang, J. Peter W. Young
      Pages 123-144
    3. Chang Fu Tian, J. Peter W. Young
      Pages 145-152
  5. Interaction of Rhizobia, Environments and Legumes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Wen Feng Chen
      Pages 181-209
  6. Agricultural Applications of Rhizobia and Other PGPR

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Wen Feng Chen
      Pages 221-247
  7. Technology and Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249

About this book


This book reviews the history and development of rhizobial ecology (diversity, function and interactions with the biotic and abiotic environments), evolution (genome diversification, systematics of symbiotic genes) and application. Further, it describes the new concept of rhizobia, the latest systematic methods, biogeographic study methods, and genomic studies to identify the interactions between rhizobia, legumes and environments. To enable readers to gain a comprehensive understanding of rhizobial biogeography, the book provides effective protocols for the selection and application of high-efficiency rhizobial inoculants. In addition, it presents standard and modern methods used in studies on rhizobial ecology and evolution in dedicated appendices, making it a unique and valuable handbook for researchers.


Rhizobia Symbiotic Nitrogen fixation Legume Ecology Evolution

Authors and affiliations

  • En Tao Wang
    • 1
  • Chang Fu Tian
    • 2
  • Wen Feng Chen
    • 3
  • J. Peter W. Young
    • 4
  • Wen Xin Chen
    • 5
  1. 1.Departamento de Microbiología, Escuela Nacional de Ciencias BiológicasInstituto Politécnico NacionalCiudad de MexicoMexico
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of AgrobiotechnologyBeijingChina
  3. 3.State Key Laboratory of AgrobiotechnologyBeijingChina
  4. 4.Department of BiologyUniversity of YorkYorkUK
  5. 5.State Key Laboratory of AgrobiotechnologyBeijingChina

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