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Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation in Plants

Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation in Plants

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R. A. Dixon, F. C. Cannon, K. T. Shanmugam, R. C. Valentine, W. J. Brill, J. Dénarié, G. Truchet, B. Bergeron, M. Kowalski, F. Doctor, V. V. Modi, L. K. Dunican, F. O'Gara, A. B. Tierney, J. E. Beringer, P. H. Graham, Ethel K. Allen, O. N. Allen, R. J. Roughley, R. A. Date, B. W. Strijdom, C. C. Deschodt, H. D. L. Corby, J. C. Burton, Z. D. Vojinovi´c, L. Raicheva, J. N. Dube, P. S. Nutman, G. E. Ham, R. J. Lawn, W. A. Brun, N. S. Subba Rao, C. Hera, E. Sistachs, Y. A. Hamdi, C. L. Masterson, P. M. Murphy, T. A. Lie, D. Hille, Ris Lambers, A. Houwers, J. S. Pate, P. Dart, J. Day, R. Islam, Johanna Döbereiner, A. H. Gibson, Janet I. Sprent R. W. F. Hardy, U. D. Havelka, G. Bond, A. F. Angulo, C. van Dijk, A. Quispel, Isobel C. Gardner, C. T. Wheeler, Ann C. Lawrie, A. D. L. Akkermans, C. van Dijk, W. B. Silvester, J. H. Becking, C. van Hove, C. Rodriguez-Barrueco
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  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521299138

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  • A synthesis of knowledge on the fixation of nitrogen by systems involving plants, especially legumes, and micro-organisms. Such associations utilize nitrogen from the atmosphere to make amino acids and proteins, and are of primary importance in providing a large part of the nitrogen compounds needed to sustain life. Originally published in 1976, this volume underlines, and in some respects quantifies, their importance in both natural and agricultural habitats. The text is divided into parts dealing with genetic aspects, legume inoculants, field assessment, the effect of the environment and with fixation in non-leguminous symbioses. The final chapter is devoted to more controversial areas.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521299138
    • length: 642 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 36 mm
    • weight: 0.93kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. Genetical aspects and taxonomy:
    1. Recent advances in the genetics of nitrogen fixation
    2. Genetic analysis of nitrogen fixation in Klebsiella pneumoniae
    3. Control of nitrogenase synthesis in Azotobacter vinelandii
    4. Effects of some mutations on symbiotic properties of Rhizobium
    5. Transduction of effectiveness in Rhizobium meliloti
    6. Genetic transformation in Rhizobium japonicum
    7. Plasmid control of effectiveness in Rhizobium: transfer of nitrogen-fixing genes on a plasmid from Rhizobium trifolii to Klebsiella aerogenes
    8. The demonstration of conjugation in Rhizobium leguminosarum
    9. Identification and classification of root nodule bacteria
    10. The nodulation profile of the genus Cassia
    Part II. Quality of Legume Inoculants:
    11. The production of high quality inoculants and their contribution to legume yield
    12. Principles of Rhizobium strain selection
    13. Carriers of rhizobia and the effects of prior treatment on the survival of rhizobia
    14. A method of making a pure-culture, peat-type, legume inoculant, using a substitute for peat
    15. Methods of inoculating seeds and their effect on survival of rhizobia
    16. Some studies on the necessity of legume inoculation in Serbia (Yugoslavia)
    17. Agar and peat inoculation efficiency in Bulgaria
    18. Yield responses of soybean, chickpea, pea and lentil to inoculation with legume inoculants
    Part III. Field Experiments on Nitrogen Fixation by Nodulated Legumes:
    19. IBP field experiments on nitrogen fixation by nodulated legumes
    20. Influence of inoculation, nitrogen fertilizers and photosynthetic source-sink manipulations on field-grown soybeans
    21. Field response of legumes in India to inoculation and fertiliser applications
    22. Effect of inoculation and fertiliser application on the growth of soybeans in Rumania
    23. Inoculation and nitrogen fertiliser experiments on soybeans in Cuba
    24. Field and greenhouse experiments on the response of legumes in Egypt to inoculation and fertilisers
    25. Application of the acetylene reduction technique to the study of nitrogen fixation by white clover in the field
    Part IV. Legume Nitrogen Fixation and the Environment:
    26. Symbiotic specialisation in pea plants: some environmental effects on nodulation and nitrogen fixation
    27. Physiology of the reaction of nodulated legumes to environment
    28. Symbiosis in tropical grain legumes: some effects of temperature and the composition of the rooting medium
    29. Recovery and compensation by nodulated legumes to environmental stress
    30. Nitrogen fixation by legumes subjected to water and light stresses
    31. Photosynthate as a major factor limiting nitrogen fixation by field-grown legumes with emphasis on soybeans
    Part V. Nitrogen-fixing Symbioses in Non-Leguminous Plants: Preface
    32. The results of the IBP survey of root-nodule formation in non-leguminous angiosperms
    33. Symbiotic interactions in non-leguminous root nodules
    34. Ultrastructural studies of non-leguminous root-nodules
    35. Nitrogen fixation in root nodules of alder and pea in relation to the supply of photosynthetic assimilates
    36. The formation and nitrogen-fixing activity of the root nodules of Alnus glutinosa under field conditions
    37. Endophye adaption in Gunnera-Nostoc symbiosis
    38. Nitrogen fixation in some natural ecosystems in Indonesia
    39. Bacterial leaf symbiosis and nitrogen fixation
    40. A discussion of the results of cross-inoculation trials between Alnus glutinosa and Myrica gale
    41. The possibility of extending the capacity for nitrogen fixation to other plant species. A summary of proceedings at an open session held during the Edinburgh meeting
    Index.

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    P. S. Nutman

    Contributors

    R. A. Dixon, F. C. Cannon, K. T. Shanmugam, R. C. Valentine, W. J. Brill, J. Dénarié, G. Truchet, B. Bergeron, M. Kowalski, F. Doctor, V. V. Modi, L. K. Dunican, F. O'Gara, A. B. Tierney, J. E. Beringer, P. H. Graham, Ethel K. Allen, O. N. Allen, R. J. Roughley, R. A. Date, B. W. Strijdom, C. C. Deschodt, H. D. L. Corby, J. C. Burton, Z. D. Vojinovi´c, L. Raicheva, J. N. Dube, P. S. Nutman, G. E. Ham, R. J. Lawn, W. A. Brun, N. S. Subba Rao, C. Hera, E. Sistachs, Y. A. Hamdi, C. L. Masterson, P. M. Murphy, T. A. Lie, D. Hille, Ris Lambers, A. Houwers, J. S. Pate, P. Dart, J. Day, R. Islam, Johanna Döbereiner, A. H. Gibson, Janet I. Sprent R. W. F. Hardy, U. D. Havelka, G. Bond, A. F. Angulo, C. van Dijk, A. Quispel, Isobel C. Gardner, C. T. Wheeler, Ann C. Lawrie, A. D. L. Akkermans, C. van Dijk, W. B. Silvester, J. H. Becking, C. van Hove, C. Rodriguez-Barrueco

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