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Handbook for Rhizobia

Methods in Legume-Rhizobium Technology

  • Padma Somasegaran
  • Heinz J. Hoben

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. General Microbiology of Rhizobia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-6
    2. Padma Somasegaran, Heinz J. Hoben
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    3. Padma Somasegaran, Heinz J. Hoben
      Pages 24-30
    4. Padma Somasegaran, Heinz J. Hoben
      Pages 47-57
    5. Padma Somasegaran, Heinz J. Hoben
      Pages 58-64
    6. Back Matter
      Pages 75-77
  3. Identification of Rhizobia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-88
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      Pages 112-119
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      Pages 158-162
    13. Back Matter
      Pages 163-164
  4. Evaluating Symbiotic Potential of Rhizobia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-169
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      Pages 171-176
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      Pages 177-181
    4. Padma Somasegaran, Heinz J. Hoben
      Pages 182-188
    5. Back Matter
      Pages 214-215
  5. Inoculant Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-223
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      Pages 225-231
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      Pages 232-239
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      Pages 240-248
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      Pages 259-264
    6. Back Matter
      Pages 265-266
  6. Genetic Techniques for Rhizobia

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 321-450

About this book

Introduction

Rhizobia are bacteria which inhabit the roots of plants in the pea family and "fix" atmospheric nitrogen for plant growth. They are thus of enormous economic importance internationally and the subject of intense research interest. Handbook for Rhizobia is a monumental book of practical methods for working with these bacteria and their plant hosts. Topics include the general microbiological properties of rhizobia and their identification, their potential as symbionts, methods for inoculating rhizobia onto plants, and molecular genetics methods for Rhizobium in the laboratory. The book will be invaluable to Rhizobium scientists, soil microbiologists, field and laboratory researchers at agricultural research centers, agronomists, and crop scientists.

Keywords

bacteria genetics growth molecular genetics nitrogen pea plant plant growth plants roots soil

Authors and affiliations

  • Padma Somasegaran
    • 1
  • Heinz J. Hoben
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Hawaii NifTAL ProjectPaiaUSA

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