Biological Nitrogen Fixation with the Soybean and Common Bean Crops in the Tropics

  • Mariangela Hungria
  • Rubens J. Campo
  • Fernando G. Barcellos
  • Ligia Maria O. Chueire
  • Pâmela Menna
  • Jesiane S. Batista
  • Fabiana G. S. Pinto
  • Daisy R. Binde
  • Leandro P. Godoy
  • Alan A. Alan A. Pereira
Part of the Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture book series (PSBA, volume 42)

Brazil’s economy is based firmly on agriculture, but the high costs of mostly imported fertilizers has resulted in a major research focus on biological N2 fixation to enhance crop productivity and agricultural sustainability. One good example is the successful adoption of the soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) crop in the country, in large part due to the approach of using biological N2 fixation as a main component of the crop’s production.

Keywords

Glycine Argentina Rhizobium Alan 

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© Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mariangela Hungria
    • 1
  • Rubens J. Campo
    • 1
  • Fernando G. Barcellos
    • 1
  • Ligia Maria O. Chueire
    • 1
  • Pâmela Menna
    • 1
  • Jesiane S. Batista
    • 1
  • Fabiana G. S. Pinto
    • 1
  • Daisy R. Binde
    • 1
  • Leandro P. Godoy
    • 1
  • Alan A. Alan A. Pereira
    • 1
  1. 1.Embrapa SojaLondrinaBrazil

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