Biological Nitrogen Fixation Associated with Rice Production

Based on selected papers presented in the International Symposium on Biological Nitrogen Fixation Associated with Rice, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 28 November– 2 December, 1994

  • Mustafizur Rahman
  • Ajit Kumar Podder
  • Charles Van Hove
  • Z. N. Tahmida Begum
  • Thierry Heulin
  • Anton Hartmann

Part of the Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences book series (DPSS, volume 70)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction Some comments about a better use of biological nitrogen fixation in rice cultivation

  3. Rhizobia-legume symbiosis, green manuring crops and rice soils

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. L. Van Holm, G. Senviratne, C. Puype, S. Bowatte, U. Ratnayake
      Pages 31-42
    3. Delowara Khanam, Hasan Hafizur Rahman, Asadul Haque Bhuiyan, Zaherul Islam, A. K. M. Hossain
      Pages 43-48
    4. S. M. Saheed, M. S. Hussain
      Pages 71-79
  4. Azolla—Anabaena association

  5. Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Carlos Prosperi, Stella M. Pons, Eugenia Maggi
      Pages 141-146
    3. E. Fernández Valiente, A. Quesada, M. Nieva, F. Leganés, C. Prosperi, M. Martín Trillo et al.
      Pages 147-157
  6. Rice root-associated soil microflora

  7. Application of biotechnology in rice culture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. René Bally, Mahbubul Kabir, Mustafizur Rahman, Jacqueline Haurat, Philippe Normand
      Pages 225-229
    3. Wen-Hua Tang, Ru-Hong Mei, Shou-An Zhang, Yi-Min Wang, Pei-Lao Gu, Jian-Guo Gong et al.
      Pages 231-242
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 243-247

About this book


Biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) has become important in rice farming systems because this process diminishes the need for expensive chemical fertilizers which have been associated with numerous health and environmental problems. The extensive exploitation of BNF would provide economic benefits to small farmers, avoiding all malign influences of chemical fertilizers.
Meanwhile, advances in biotechnology have brought rice genetics to the threshold of new opportunities for increasing rice production.
This volume focuses, in six different sessions, on the role of BNF in the improvement of rice production in the light of the current state of the art of BNF technology transfer and diffusion. New ideas on BNF technology in research, extension information and inoculant technology are also included, together with the socio-economic impacts of using BNF in rice farm systems.


Bur Flora Seed algae biotechnology nitrogen phylogeny roots wheat

Editors and affiliations

  • Mustafizur Rahman
    • 1
  • Ajit Kumar Podder
    • 2
  • Charles Van Hove
    • 3
  • Z. N. Tahmida Begum
    • 6
  • Thierry Heulin
    • 4
  • Anton Hartmann
    • 5
  1. 1.Laboratory of Soil Microbiology, Department of Soil ScienceUniversity of DhakaDhakaBangladesh
  2. 2.Soil Microbiology LaboratoryBangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA)MymensinghBangladesh
  3. 3.Laboratory of Plant Biology, Faculty of SciencesCatholic University of LouvainLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium
  4. 4.LEMIR/DEVM, UMR 163 CNRS-CEA, CEA CadaracheSaint Paul lez DuranceFrance
  5. 5.GSF-Institute of Soil EcologyOberschleissheimGermany
  6. 6.Department of BotanyUniversity of DhakaDhakaBangladesh

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4742-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8670-2
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