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Nitrogen Fixation in Perspective

  • William E. Newton
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Part of the Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture book series (PSBA, volume 38)

Summary

As with any technology, progress in nitrogen-fixation research on the practical level is tightly correlated with understanding at the fundamental level. Success at both levels is required if we are to impact food supplies for future generations. Barring a catastrophe, all scenarios of the future encompass a concern of how to feed the increasing human population. While we work to solve our own special pieces of the nitrogen-fixation puzzle, we should not lose sight of the fact that our scientific efforts are ultimately aimed at new or improved methods for the production/ delivery of fixed-N to crops and so for the delivery of food to people.

Keywords

Nitrogen Fixation Rice Root Ammonia Volatilization British Petroleum Associative Symbiosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William E. Newton
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  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

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