Nitrogen Fixation: Fundamentals and Applications

Nitrogen Fixation: Fundamentals and Applications : Proceedings of the 10th International Congress on Nitrogen Fixation, St. Petersburg, Russia, May 28-June 3, 1995

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Nitrogen fixation research is presented as a rapidly developing, synergistic area of modern science, using the methods of, and accumulating data from, many fundamental branches of biology and chemistry. These include catalytic mechanisms, protein structure and function, molecular organization of genes and the regulation of their activities, biochemistry of plants and microorganisms, the signalling and surface interactions between organisms, microbial taxonomy and evolution, formal and population genetics, and ecology. The relationships between biological nitrogen fixation research and different branches of applied biology are addressed and analyzed, such as: the monitoring of genetically engineered microorganisms, selection of plant-associated microbes, plant breeding, increasing the protein content of crops, providing ecologically safe food production, and diminishing the chemical pollution of the environment. Immediate impacts and long-term prospects for nitrogen fixation research are presented: both fundamentals and applications.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 824 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 44.45mm | 1,622g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1995 ed.
  • XIX, 824 p. In 2 volumes, not available separately.
  • 0792337077
  • 9780792337072

Table of contents

Section 1: Introductory and overview lectures. Section 2: Chemistry and biochemistry of nitrogenases. Section 3: Regulation of nitrogen fixation. Section 4: Signalling processes in plant-microbe interactions. Section 5: Symbiotically essential bacterial genes and dynamics of Rhizobium genome. Section 6: Plant responses in symbiosis. Section 7: Energetics of nitrogen-fixing systems. Integration of carbon, nitrogen and oxygen metabolism. Section 8: Ecology and agricultural applications of nitrogen-fixing systems. Round table discussion. Section 9: Round table discussion on urgent issues. Author index.
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` ... the text is unusually crisp and clear, making it exceptionally readable ... a valuable resource ... will be a good point to begin exploring the entire topic ... I highly recommend this book as a valuable resource for any research library and for the serious researcher in nitrogen fixation. In my opinion, it is the type of book that one would go back to and always be able to discover something new.'
Soil Science, 162:2 (1997)
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