Nitrogen and Carbon Metabolism

Proceedings of a Symposium on the Physiology and Biochemistry of Plant Productivity, held in Calgary, Canada, July 14–17, 1980

  • J. Derek Bewley

Part of the Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences book series (DPSS, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. R. G. S. Bidwell
    Pages 1-16
  3. L. E. Schrader, R. J. Thomas
    Pages 49-93
  4. James A. Bassham, Peder O. Larsen, Arthur L. Lawyer, Karen L. Cornwell
    Pages 135-163
  5. K. Andersen, S. T. Lim, H. Spiller, K. T. Shanmugam, R. C. Valentine
    Pages 164-177
  6. David T. Canvin
    Pages 178-194

About this book


This book results from a symposium on the theme of 'The Physiology and Biochemistry of Plant Productivity' which was held at the University of Calgary from July 14-18, 1980, and was jointly sponsored by the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists and the International Association of Plant Physiologists. The subject matter of the book deals with various aspects of nitrogen and carbon metabolism, their interrelationships and interdependence. The topics covered in the chapters highlight various interesting and important lines of research that are in progress. There is no attempt to provide a comprehensive coverage of the basic physiological knowledge upon which this research depend- important references are to be found at the end of each chapter, however, and the reader will be able to pursue these as necessary. An introductory chapter by Dr. R.G.S. Bidwell (winner of the C.S.P.P. Gold Medal in 1979) considers some implications of plant physiological research and the aims and responsibilities of plant physiologists. In the next two chapters Drs. J. Rigaud and L.E. Schrader (with R.J. Thomas) elaborate on current research on nitrate metabolism and nitrogen fixation, and how an understanding of these phenomena might be usefully applied towards the manipulation of plants to improve productivity. Dr. J.S.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. Derek Bewley
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of CalgaryCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-8269-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-8267-3
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