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Editors: Guilherme N. Couto
Book Description:
Nitrogen fixation is the process by which nitrogen is taken from its natural, relatively inert molecular form (N2) in the atmosphere and converted into nitrogen compounds (such as, notably, ammonia, nitrate and nitrogen dioxide) useful for other chemical processes. Nitrogen fixation is performed naturally by a number of different prokaryotes, including bacteria, actinobacteria, and certain types of anaerobic bacteria. Microorganisms that fix nitrogen are called diazotrophs. Some higher plants, and some animals (termites), have formed associations with diazotrophs.Nitrogen fixation also occurs as a result of non-biological processes. These include lightning, industrially through the Haber-Bosch Process, and combustion. This book presents the latest research from around the world

Table of Contents:
Preface

Short Communication

Reductive Fixation of Molecular Nitrogen on Gallium Phosphide Nanoparticles;pp. 1-13
(Zhao-Chun Zhang, School of Materials Science and Technology, Shanghai University, China)

Nitrogen Fixation and Metabolism in Soybean Plants;pp. 15-109
(Takuji Ohyama, Norikuni Ohtake, Kuni Sueyoshi, Kaushal Terwari, Yoshihiko Takahashi, Sayuri Ito, Toshikazu Nishiwaki, Yoshifumi Nagumo, Satomi Ushii, Takashi Sato, Faculty of Agriculture, Niigata University, Faculty of Bioresource Sciences, Akita Prefectural University)

Developmental Genetics of Legume-microbe Interactions Related to Biological Nitrogen Fixation;pp. 111-172
(Provorov N.A., Borisov A.Y., Shtark A.Y., All-Russia Research Institute for Agricultural Microbiology, Russia, et al.)

NOD Factors and the Molecular Dialogue in the Rhizobia-Legume Interaction;pp. 173-227
(Graciela Brelles-Marino, Biological Sciences Dept., California State Polytechnic Univ., Pomona, Jean-Michel Ane, Dept. of Agronomy, Univ. of Wisconsin Madison)

Nitrogen Fixation at the Activated Carbon Surface: A Possible Mechanism of the Process;pp. 229-249
(Daria A. Pichugina, Alexander F. Shestakov, Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics, Russian Federation, Rimma I. Ibragimova, JSC Polymetal Engineering, Pr. Narodnogo Opolchenia, Russian Federation, et al.)

Synthesis of Nitrogen Containing Compounds from Molecular Nitrogen as a Nitrogen Source;pp. 251-304
(Miwako Mori, Health Sciences Univ. of Hokkaido, Ishikari-Tobetsu, Japan)

Relevance of Mycorrhizal Symbiosis for Woody Legumes in Mediterranean Ecosystems;pp. 305-329
(Nieves Goicoechea, Manuel Sánchez-Díaz, Departamento de Biología Vegetal, Facultades de Ciencias y Farmacia, Universidad de Navarra, Spain)

Theoretical Evaluation of 15N Isotopic Methods for Measuring Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation in the Field;pp. 331-354
(Anne-Sophie Voisin, Christophe Salon, INRA, Unité de Recherches en Génétique et Ecophysiologie des Légumineuses, France, Olivier Delfosse, INRA, Unité d’Agronomie, Rue Fernand Christ, France, et al.)

Growth and Nitrogen Fixation of Azospirillum Lipoferum Cultivated on Olive oil Mill Wastewater;pp. 355-366
(Vasiliki Tsagou, Laboratory of General and Agricultural Microbiology, Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece, George Aggelis, Division of Genetics, Cell and Development Biology, Department of Biology, University of Patras, Greece)

Molecular Approaches for Characterization of Rhizobia Strains that Nodulate Soybean;pp. 367-387
(Adriana Giongo, Luciane Maria Pereira Passaglia, Departamento de Genética, Brazil)

Impacts of Heavy Metals from Land-applied Cu-, Ni-, and Zn-spiked Sewage Sludge on Nitrogen Fixing Rhizobia;pp. 389-408
(J. Horswell, T.W. Speir, A.P. van Schaik, Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd, New Zealand, et al.)

Heterotrophic N2-fixing Bacteria: Overlooked in the Marine Nitrogen Cycle?;pp. 409-423
(H. Farnelid, L. Riemann, Department of Natural Sciences, Kalmar University, Sweden)

Potential of Biological Nitrogen Fixation as Indicator of Soil Pollution;pp. 425-437
(Ademir Sérgio Ferreira de Araújo, Universidade Federal do Piauí, Centro de Ciências Agrárias, Brazil, Márcia do Vale Barreto Figueiredo, Empresa Pernanbucana de Pesquisa Agropecuária, Laboratório de Biologia do Solo, Brazil, Regina Teresa Rosim Monteiro, Universidade de São Paulo, Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura, Laboratório de Ecotoxicologia, Brazil)

Nitrogen Fixation and Nodulation by Methylobacterium, A Member of the Alpha-Subclass of Proteobacterium;pp. 439-455
(M. Madhaiyan, S. Poonguzhali, M. Senthilkumar, Tongmin Sa, Dept. of Agricultural Chemistry, Chungbuk National Univ., Cheongiju, Korea)

Non-Symbiotic N2 Fixation in Soil, Litter and Phyllosphere in the Arid-Semiarid Region of Central Argentina;pp. 457-469
(Adriana Abril, Laura Noé, Noelia Casado-Murillo, Sandra Kopp, Departamento Recursos Naturales, Facultad de Ciencias Agropecuarias, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina)

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008
   Pages: 7 x 10, 493 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-402-0
   Status: AV
  
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