Nitrogen Fixation in Agriculture, Forestry, Ecology, and the Environment
Edited by Werner, Dietrich; Newton, William E. (
Volume 4 in the new series Nitrogen Fixation: Origins, Applications, and Research Progress
Hardcover 349 pp ISBN 9781402035425
This book is the self-contained fourth volume of a seven-volume comprehensive series on nitrogen fixation.
The outstanding aspect of this book is the integration of basic and applied work on biological nitrogen fixation
in the fields of agriculture, forestry, and ecology in general. Nowadays, the concept of sustainability, which
originated in agriculture and land use, is reaching many other areas of society and industry. Sustainability has
a major part to play in the global challenge of continued development of regions, countries, and continents all
around the World and biological nitrogen fixation has a key role in this process. This volume begins with chapters
specifically addressing crops of major global importance, such as soybeans, rice, and sugar cane. It continues with
a second important focus, agroforestry, and describes the use and promise of both legume trees with their rhizobial
symbionts and other nitrogen-fixing trees with their actinorhizal colonization. An over-arching theme of all chapters
is the interaction of the plants and trees with microbes and this theme allows other aspects of soil microbiology,
such as interactions with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and the impact of soil-stress factors on biological nitrogen
fixation, to be addressed. Furthermore, a link to basic science occurs through the inclusion of chapters describing
the biogeochemically important nitrogen cycle and its key relationships among nitrogen fixation, nitrification, and
denitrification. The volume then provides an up-to-date view of the production of microbial inocula, especially
those for legume crops. No other available work provides the up-to-date and in-depth coverage of this volume,
which is intended to serve as an indispensable reference work for academic, government, and industrial scientists
working in the applied areas of agronomy, plant breeding, plant nutrition, ecology, and forestry as well as those
in the basic science areas of plant physiology, soil microbiology, and related environmental disciplines. This volume
will be an invaluable tool for students entering this challenging area of research and will provide science administrators
with ready access to vital relevant information.
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- Preface to the Series.
- List of Contributors.
- 1: Production and Biological Nitrogen Fixation of Tropical Legumes; D. Werner
- 2: Nitrogen Fixation by Soybean in North America; S. G. Pueppke
- 3: The Importance of Nitrogen Fixation to Soybean Cropping in South America; M. Hungria, J. C. Franchini,
R. J. Campo and P. H. Graham
- 4: Production, Regional Distribution of Cultivars, and Agricultural Aspects of Soybean in India; S. K. Mahna
- 5: Soybean Cultivation and BNF in China; J. E. Ruiz Sainz, J. C. Zhou, D.-N. Rodriguez-Navarro, J. M.
Vinardell and J. E. Thomas-Oates
- 6: Soil Stress Factors Influencing Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation; M. J. Sadowsky
- 7: Nodulated Legume Trees; J. I. Sprent
- 8. Nitrogen Fixing Trees with Actinorhiza in Forestry and Agroforestry; R. O. Russo
- 9: Molecular Ecology of N2-fixing Microbes Associated with Gramineous Plants: Hidden Activities of
Unknown Bacteria; T. Hurek and B. Reinhold-Hurek
- 10: Interactions of Arbuscular Mycorrhiza and Nitrogen-Fixing Symbiosis in Sustainable Agriculture; J. M.
Barea, D. Werner, C. Azcˇn-Guilar and R. Azcˇn
- 11: Inoculant Preparation, Production and Application; M. Hungria, M. F. Loureiro, I. C. Mendes, R. J.
Campo and P. H. Graham
- 12: Nitrifying Bacteria; C. Fiencke, E. Spieck and E. Bock
- 13: The Nitrogen Cycle: Denitrification and its Relationship to N2 Fixation; R. J. M. van Spanning, M. J.
Delgado and D. J. Richardson
- Subject Index.
: agriculture & forestry
: environmental science
: nitrogen fixation