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