Biological Nitrogen Fixation, Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment

Proceedings of the 14th International Nitrogen Fixation Congress

  • Yi-Ping Wang
  • Min Lin
  • Zhe-Xian Tian
  • Claudine Elmerich
  • William E. Newton

Part of the Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture book series (PSBA, volume 41)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Wu Xintao
    Pages 3-6
  3. Keynote Address

    1. Dietrich Werner, Suresh K. Mahna, Vertica Mahobia, B. N. Prasad, Jose M. Barea, Heidemarie Thierfelder et al.
      Pages 13-17
  4. Nitrogenase: The Origin, the Enzymes, and the Chemistry

    1. Sanchayita Sen, John W. Peters
      Pages 29-33
    2. Du Shaowu, Liu Qiutian, Kang Beisheng, Chen Changren, Cao Rong
      Pages 35-38
    3. Yoshiaki Nishibayashi, Sakae Uemura, Shin-ichi Takekuma, Zen-ichi Yoshida
      Pages 39-40
    4. Zhou Z Hui, Hou S Ya, Cao Z Xing, Deng Y Fu, Wan H Lin, Tsai K Rui
      Pages 43-45
    5. Dehua Zhao, Feng Guan, Miao Pan, Jilun Li, Hui-Na Zhou, Ying Zhao et al.
      Pages 46-49
  5. Genetics and Regulation in Heterotrophs and Photosynthetic Bacteria

    1. Richard Little, Isabel Martinez-Argudo, Neil Shearer, Philip Johnson, Ray Dixon
      Pages 53-57
    2. Wigneshweraraj S R, Burrows P C, Bordes P, Schumacher J, Rappas M, Finn R D et al.
      Pages 59-63
    3. Yinhong Zhao, Yunming Shi, Guohua Yang, Ying Zhang, Xu Huang, Jindong Zhao
      Pages 69-72
    4. Karl Forchhammer, Annette Heinrich, Nicole Kloft, Mani Maheswaran, Ulrike Ruppert
      Pages 73-75
    5. Cheng-Cai Zhang, Sophie Laurent, Sylvie Bédu
      Pages 77-78
    6. Tomas Edgren, Stefan Nordlund
      Pages 79-82

About these proceedings


The 14th International Nitrogen Fixation Congress was held in Beijing, China from October 27th through November 1st, 2004. This volume constitutes the proceedings of the Congress and represents a compilation of the presentations by scientists from more than 30 countries around the World who came to Beijing to discuss the progress made since the last Congress and to exchange ideas and information. This year marked the 30th anniversary of the first Congress held in Pullman, Washington, USA, in 1974. Since then, this series of Congresses has met five times in North America (three in the United States and once each in Canada and Mexico), once in South America (Brazil), four times in Western Europe (once each in Spain, The Netherlands, Germany and France), once in Eastern Europe (Russia), and once in Australia; and now for the first time in Asia. China was a most appropriate choice because China is a big country with the largest population in the World, about 1. 3 billion people, which is about 22% of the World’s population. It is traditionally an agricultural country, even though China has only 7% of the available farming land. This situation explains why agriculture and its productivity are major issues for the Chinese people, its government and the scientists in the field.


biochemistry enzymes evolution genetics nitrogen physiology regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Yi-Ping Wang
    • 1
  • Min Lin
    • 2
  • Zhe-Xian Tian
    • 1
  • Claudine Elmerich
    • 3
  • William E. Newton
    • 4
  1. 1.College of Life SciencesPeking UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Institute of BiotechnologyChinese Academy of Agricultural SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Institut des Sciences du Végétal, CNRS-UPR2355, Gif-sur-Yvette and Institute PasteurParisFrance
  4. 4.Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3569-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3570-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-1949
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