Nitrogen Fixation: Fundamentals and Applications

Proceedings of the 10th International Congress on Nitrogen Fixation, St. Petersburg, Russia, May 28–June 3, 1995

  • Igor A. Tikhonovich
  • Nikolai A. Provorov
  • Vassily I. Romanov
  • William E. Newton

Part of the Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture book series (PSBA, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introductory And Overview Lectures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. E. Volpin, A. E. Shilov
      Pages 3-8
    3. B. E. Smith, S. M. Roe, F. K. Yousafzai
      Pages 19-27
    4. B. J. J. Lugtenberg, G. V. Bloemberg, A. A. N. Van Brussel, J. W. Kijne, J. E. Thomas-Oates, H. P. Spaink
      Pages 37-48
    5. C. Guan, K. Pawlowski, T. Bisseling
      Pages 49-59
    6. P. Mergaert, S. Goormachtig, D. Geelen, R. Geremia, M. Valerio-Lepiniec, M. Fernandez-Lòpez et al.
      Pages 61-66
  3. Chemistry And Biochemistry Of Nitrogenases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. B. E. Smith
      Pages 89-90
    3. W. E. Newton, K. Fisher, C.-H. Kim, J. Shen, J. S. Cantwell, K. S. Thrasher et al.
      Pages 91-96
    4. L. A. Syrtsova, S. Yu. Druzhinin, A. V. Khramov, A. P. Moravsky
      Pages 97-102
    5. D. J. Lowe, G. A. Ashby, M. Brune, H. Knights, M. R. Webb, R. N. F. Thorneley
      Pages 103-108
    6. L. M. Cameron, B. J. Hales
      Pages 109-113
    7. A. E. Shilov
      Pages 115-115

About this book


Nitrogen fixation research is presented as a rapidly developing, synergistic area of modern science, using the methods of, and accumulating data from, many fundamental branches of biology and chemistry. These include catalytic mechanisms, protein structure and function, molecular organization of genes and the regulation of their activities, biochemistry of plants and microorganisms, the signalling and surface interactions between organisms, microbial taxonomy and evolution, formal and population genetics, and ecology. The relationships between biological nitrogen fixation research and different branches of applied biology are addressed and analyzed, such as: the monitoring of genetically engineered microorganisms, selection of plant-associated microbes, plant breeding, increasing the protein content of crops, providing ecologically safe food production, and diminishing the chemical pollution of the environment. Immediate impacts and long-term prospects for nitrogen fixation research are presented: both fundamentals and applications.


Bur Ecology bacteria biochemistry environment evolution microorganism nitrogen pollution

Editors and affiliations

  • Igor A. Tikhonovich
    • 1
  • Nikolai A. Provorov
    • 1
  • Vassily I. Romanov
    • 2
  • William E. Newton
    • 3
  1. 1.All-Russia Research Institute for Agriculural MicrobiologySt. Petersburg-PushkinRussia
  2. 2.A.N. Bach Institute of BiochemistryMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Department of Biochemistry and Anaerobic MicrobiologyVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4170-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0379-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-1949
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