Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture

Biological Nitrogen Fixation: Towards Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Agriculture

Proceedings of the 15th International Nitrogen Fixation Congress and the 12th International Conference of the African Association for Biological Nitrogen Fixation

Editors: Dakora, F., Chimphango, S.B.M., Valentine, A.J., Elmerich, C., Newton, W.E. (Eds.)

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This volume covers recent developments in both fundamental and applied research in biological nitrogen fixation. It emphasizes the application of biological nitrogen fixation for sustainable agriculture, which should lead to poverty alleviation, environmental protection, and good agricultural practices generally. The roles of, and advances in, plant breeding, plant molecular biology, nodule physiology, and symbiotic and associative interactions between plants and microbes in sustaining agricultural productivity and soil fertility are described. The evolution of symbioses and nitrogen fixation are also covered in this volume. To ensure high agricultural productivity, while protecting the environment (both soil and water resources), requires plant cultivars that also respond to beneficial microbes. The volume, therefore, describes the physiology and genomics of nitrogen-fixing bacteria together with the biochemistry and molecular genetics of the nitrogenase enzyme that actually fixes atmospheric nitrogen to a usable form.

This volume, which covers the most recent data on the role of nitrogen fixation in agriculture and forestry and on the biology of both plants and nitrogen-fixing microbes, is intended to serve as a useful reference for students and researchers, both in the laboratory (academic and commercial) and in the field.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Mechanism of Quick and Reversible Inhibition of Soybean Nodule Growth and Nitrogen Fixation Activity by Nitrate and its Metabolites

    T. Ohyama, et al.

    Pages

  • Siderophore Genes in Gram Positive and Gram Negative Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria

    A. Giongo, et al.

    Pages

  • Endosymbiosis Formation Between a Nitrogen-Fixing Mix of Bacteria (Xanthomonas sp. + Arthrobacter sp.) and Wheat Root Cells

    B. Abbas

    Pages

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eBook $309.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $389.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8251-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $389.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7821-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biological Nitrogen Fixation: Towards Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Agriculture
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the 15th International Nitrogen Fixation Congress and the 12th International Conference of the African Association for Biological Nitrogen Fixation
Editors
  • Felix Dakora
  • Samson B. M. Chimphango
  • Alex J. Valentine
  • Claudine Elmerich
  • William E. Newton
Series Title
Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture
Series Volume
42
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8252-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8252-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8251-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7821-6
Series ISSN
0924-1949
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 392
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