Highlights of Nitrogen Fixation Research

  • Esperanza Martĺnez
  • Georgina Hernández

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. William E. Newton
    Pages 1-8
  3. Georgina Hernández, S. Chichkova, R. Suárez, E. Córdoba, J. Arellano, S. I. Fuentes et al.
    Pages 13-15
  4. Jose L. Ortega, Stephen Temple, Suman Bagga, Champa Sengupta-Gopalan
    Pages 17-21
  5. D. Lowell Robinson, Gian Trepp, Robert G. Gregerson, Scott N. Twary, Robert Roeven, J. Stephen Gantt et al.
    Pages 23-31
  6. James K. Waters, Bobby L. Hughes, Larry C. Purcell, Klaus Gerhardt, Thomas P. Mawhinney, David W. Emerich
    Pages 33-35
  7. E. L. Kannenberg, T. Härtner, M. Perzl, S. Schmitz, K. Poralla
    Pages 41-44
  8. Timothy R. McDermott
    Pages 45-47
  9. R. Serraj, V. Vadez, L. C. Purcell, T. R. Sinclair
    Pages 49-55
  10. Michael L. Summers, Timothy R. McDermott
    Pages 57-60
  11. K. J. O’Callaghan, V. Jain, M. R. Davey, E. C. Cocking
    Pages 61-63
  12. Michael F. Hynes, Ivan Oresnik, Christopher K. Yost, Tanya C. Noel
    Pages 65-68
  13. P. H. Graham, K. G. Ballen, C. Montealegre, R. K. Jones, B. Fischer, E. Luque
    Pages 69-75
  14. R. Abaidoo, P. Singleton, H. Keyser, D. Borthakur, K. Dashiell
    Pages 77-84
  15. J. E. Thies, G. Wijkstra, C. Ronson
    Pages 85-90
  16. Donald A. Phillips, Hanne Volpin, Cecillia M. Joseph, Guo-Ping Yang
    Pages 97-100
  17. F. B. Dazzo, Y. G. Yanni, R. Rizk, F. de Bruijn, V. Corich, A. Squartini et al.
    Pages 101-104

About this book


For 31 years, the North American Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation Conference (for­ merly Rhizobium Conference) has been a forum for scientists and graduate students to discuss their research advances, extending from basic aspects to agricultural appli­ cations, and dealing with topics ranging from bacterial genetics and metabolism to plant genetics and physiology. Nitrogen fixation, being a major life-supporting process on this planet, has attracted the interest of researchers for more than one century. Nitrogen fixation is responsible for the conversion of "inert" dinitrogen (N ) gas from the atmos­ z phere into usable ammonia, replacing the fixed nitrogen constantly being lost to the atmosphere by the denitrification process. Worldwide agricultural productivity is deter­ mined by the availability of fixed nitrogen in all its forms, which the continually increas­ ing human population depends upon for survival. An international momentum is developing in the use of biofertilizers to improve legume and non-legume crop yields and in the study of genomics in this area. New studies are being undertaken in several laboratories to study novel nitrogen-fixing systems, including non-legume crops. The North American Conferences on Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation have periodically chronicled the advances in our knowledge of this area. For the first time, this conference was held in Mexico. Thus, all three North Amer­ ican countries have been hosts for this event. This year conference brought nearly 200 scientists from 18 different countries presenting lectures and over 80 posters.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Esperanza Martĺnez
    • 1
  • Georgina Hernández
    • 1
  1. 1.Nitrogen Fixation Research CenterNational University of MexicoCuernavaca, MorelosMéxico

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-4795-2
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7172-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4795-2
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