Nitrogen Fixation Associated with Rice Plants

  • C. B. You
  • W. Song
  • H. X. Wang


In China, chemical fertilizer and newly bred high yielding rice varieties as well as hybrid rice are being exploited to meet the demands of a rapidly growing population for more food grains. But, the energy requirement, the price of nitrogen fertilizer and the risk of environmental pollution are increasing with each passing day. In this situation, it is found that biological nitrogen fixation is a most important alternative for nitrogen fertilizer input into cropping systems without substantial loss in yield (Döbereiner and Pedrosa 1987).


Paddy Soil Rice Root Dissolve Oxygen Tension Alcaligenes Faecalis MoFe Protein 
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  • W. Song
  • H. X. Wang

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