Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Advances in Biology and Ecology of Nitrogen Fixation

Edited by Takuji Ohyama, ISBN 978-953-51-1216-7, 282 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published January 29, 2014 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/56990
Edited Volume

Biological nitrogen fixation has essential role in N cycle in global ecosystem. Several types of nitrogen fixing bacteria are recognized: the free-living bacteria in soil or water; symbiotic bacteria making root nodules in legumes or non-legumes; associative nitrogen fixing bacteria that resides outside the plant roots and provides fixed nitrogen to the plants; endophytic nitrogen fixing bacteria living in the roots, stems and leaves of plants. In this book there are 11 chapters related to biological nitrogen fixation, regulation of legume-rhizobium symbiosis, and agriculture and ecology of biological nitrogen fixation, including new models for autoregulation of nodulation in legumes, endophytic nitrogen fixation in sugarcane or forest trees, etc. Hopefully, this book will contribute to biological, ecological, and agricultural sciences.

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