ABSTRACT

The core of the text is aimed at the research worker in the field of nitrogen fixation, but, despite its specialisation, does not lose the emphasis on teaching, both as a direct reference book and as a backbone for a graduate course on the subject.The closing part of the book includes a subject index and a glossary of terms. The latter was included not for the expert, for whom many of the definitions will be too general, but for the newcomer; the author hopes that the quick survey of key terms will help in the reading of this book.

chapter 1|11 pages

Genetics as a Tool to Understand Structure and Function

ByWilliam Hayes

chapter 2|37 pages

Vector Technology of Relevance to Nitrogen Fixation Research*

ByReinhard Simon, Ursula B. Priefer

chapter 3|25 pages

The Azolia-Anabaena Symbiosis

ByJacek Plazinski

chapter 4|33 pages

The Genetics of the Frankia-Actinorhizal Symbiosis

ByPascal Simonet, Philippe Normand, Ann M. Hirsch, Antoon D. L. Akkermans

chapter 5|19 pages

Legume Nodule Biochemistry and Function

ByRobert B. Mellor, Dietrich Werner

chapter 6|28 pages

The Rhizobium/Bradyrhizobium-Legume Symbiosis

ByEdward Appelbaum

chapter 7|22 pages

Nitrate Inhibition of Nodulation in Legumes

ByBernard J. Carroll, Anne Mathews

chapter 8|49 pages

Nodulin Function and Nodulin Gene Regulation in Root Nodule Development

ByJan-Peter Nap, Ton Bisseling

chapter 9|21 pages

The Parasponia-Bradyrhizobium Symbiosis

ByKieran F. Scott, Gregory L. Bender