Biochemical Genetics of Nitrogen Fixation
Part of the
NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series
book series (NSSA, volume 63)
This chapter will introduce the subject of nitrogen fixation and will stress the biochemical aspects. Subsequent papers on nitrogen fixation in this volume will focus on the molecular biology and regulation of the system in several different organisms. For a more detailed background, the reader may want to consult one or more reviews dealing with the Rhizobium-legume symbiosis1,2,3,4,5,6,7 or those dealing with the biochemistry of nitrogen fixation in free-living bacteria3,6,8,9. Both the biochemistry and molecular biology of nitrogen fixation are quite complex and breakthroughs in one area of nitrogen fixation research frequently impact on other areas.
KeywordsElectron Paramagnetic Resonance Nitrogen Fixation Infection Thread Molybdenum Atom Rhizobium Species
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