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Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences

Enhancement of Biological Nitrogen Fixation of Common Bean in Latin America

Results from an FAO/IAEA Co-ordinated Research Programme, 1986–1991

Editors: Bliss, F.A., Hardarson, Gudni G. (Eds.)

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The common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is the most important pulse crop in Latin America, as well as in large parts of Asia and Africa. It is particularly important due to its ability, in symbiosis with Rhizobium bacteria, to fix atmospheric nitrogen and due to its high nutrient value.
Incorporating contributions from plant breeders, microbiologists, plant physiologists and soil scientists, this volume reports the results of an FAO/IAEA Coordinated Research Programme (1985--1991), whose main objective was to enhance yield and biological nitrogen fixation in common bean by reducing its reliance on soil and fertilizer nitrogen.
The volume will be invaluable to scientists working on biological nitrogen fixation and legume production.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Methods for enhancing symbiotic nitrogen fixation

    Pages 1-17

    Hardarson, Gudni

  • Methods for measuring biological nitrogen fixation in grain legumes

    Pages 19-23

    Hardarson, G. (et al.)

  • Misconceptions and practical problems in the use of 15N soil enrichment techniques for estimating N2 fixation

    Pages 25-52

    Danso, S. K. A. (et al.)

  • Measurements of N2 fixation by common bean in Central Brazil as affected by different reference crops

    Pages 53-58

    Henson, R. A.

  • Genotypic variation in biological nitrogen fixation by common bean

    Pages 59-70

    Hardarson, G. (et al.)

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Softcover $139.00
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Enhancement of Biological Nitrogen Fixation of Common Bean in Latin America
Book Subtitle
Results from an FAO/IAEA Co-ordinated Research Programme, 1986–1991
Editors
  • F.A. Bliss
  • Gudni G. Hardarson
Series Title
Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences
Series Volume
52
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-2100-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-2100-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-4931-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 162
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