Plant Nitrogen

Edited by P.J. Lea, University of Lancaster, J.-F. Morot-Gaudry INRA 
Springer Verlag  2001  

Hardcover  XIV + 407 pp, 74 figs.  ISBN 9783540677994      £197.00

Jointly published with INRA, Paris.

This book covers all aspects of the transfer of nitrogen from the soil and air to a final resting place in the seed protein of a crop plant. It describes the physiological and molecular mechanisms of ammonium and nitrate transport and assimilation, including symbiotic nitrogen fixation by the Rhizobiacea. Amino acid metabolism and nitrogen traffic during plant growth and development and details of protein biosynthesis in the seeds are also extensively covered. Finally, the effects of the application of nitrogen fertilisers on plant growth, crop yield and the environment are discussed.

Written by international experts in their field, Plant Nitrogen is essential reading for all plant biochemists, biotechnologists, molecular biologists and physiologists as well as plant breeders, agricultural engineers, agronomists and phytochemists.


  • Nitrate Assimilation.
  • Nitrate Uptake and its Regulation.
  • Nitrate Reduction and Signalling.
  • Ammonia Assimilation
  • Mechanisms and Regulation of Ammonium Uptake in Higher Plants.
  • Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation.
  • Nodule Formation and Function.
  • Nitrogen Acquisition and Assimilation in Mycorrhizal Symbioses.
  • Nitrogen Metabolism.
  • Amino Acid Metabolism.
  • Amino Acid Transport.
  • Interactions Between Carbon and Nitrogen Metabolism.
  • Nitrogen Traffic.
  • Nitrogen Traffic During Plant Growth and Development.
  • Protein Hydrolysis and Nitrogen Remobilization in Plant Life and Senescence.
  • Nitrogen and Seed Storage Proteins.
  • Nitrogen, Plant Growth and Crop Yield.
  • Natural Genetic Variability in Nitrogen Metabolism.
  • Nitrogen in the Environment.

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