Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Advances in Biology and Ecology of Nitrogen Fixation

Edited by Takuji Ohyama

Tokyo University of Agriculture

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.

Read more >Order hardcopy
Advances in Biology and Ecology of Nitrogen FixationEdited by Takuji Ohyama

Published: January 29th 2014

DOI: 10.5772/56990

ISBN: 978-953-51-1216-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4238-6

Copyright year: 2014

Books open for chapter submissions

38537 Total Chapter Downloads

61 Crossref Citations

96 Web of Science Citations

164 Dimensions Citations


Open access peer-reviewed

1. Nitrogen Fixation Outside and Inside Plant Tissues

By C.P. Chanway, R. Anand and H. Yang


Open access peer-reviewed

2. Nitrogen Fixing Cyanobacteria: Future Prospect

By Ahmed A. Issa, Mohamed Hemida Abd-Alla and Takuji Ohyama


Open access peer-reviewed

3. Nitrogen Fixation in Sugarcane

By Takuji Ohyama, Atsushi Momose, Norikuni Ohtake, Kuni Sueyoshi, Takashi Sato, Yasuhiro Nakanishi, Constancio A. Asis Jr., Soraya Ruamsungsri and Shotaro Ando


Open access peer-reviewed

4. Autoregulation of Nodulation in Soybean Plants

By Sayuri Tanabata and Takuji Ohyama


Open access peer-reviewed

5. Systemic Regulation of Root Nodule Formation

By Takashi Soyano and Masayoshi Kawaguchi


Open access peer-reviewed

6. Effects of Phytohormones on Nodulation and Nitrogen Fixation in Leguminous Plants

By Maki Nagata and Akihiro Suzuki


Open access peer-reviewed

7. Impact of Harsh Environmental Conditions on Nodule Formation and Dinitrogen Fixation of Legumes

By Mohamed Hemida Abd-Alla, Ahmed A. Issa and Takuji Ohyama


Open access peer-reviewed

8. Comparison of Soybean-Nodulating Bradyrhizobia Community Structures Along North Latitude Between Japan and USA

By Yuichi Saeki and Sokichi Shiro


Open access peer-reviewed

9. Effects of Rhizobium Inoculation on Nitrogen Fixation and Growth of Leguminous Green Manure Crop Hairy Vetch (Vicia villosa Roth)

By Takashi Sato


Open access peer-reviewed

10. Role of Boron Nutrient in Nodules Growth and Nitrogen Fixation in Soybean Genotypes Under Water Stress Conditions

By Nacer Bellaloui, Alemu Mengistu, My Abdelmajid Kassem, Craig A. Abel and L.H.S. Zobiole


Open access peer-reviewed

11. Symbiotic of Nitrogen Fixation Between Acid Aluminium Tolerant Bradyrhizobium japonicum and Soybean

By Nisa Rachmania Mubarik and Tedja-Imas Sunatmo VI Contents


Edited Volume and chapters are indexed in

  • Worldcat
  • OpenAIRE
  • Google Scholar
  • AZ ebsco
  • Base
  • CNKI
  • BKCI
  • BIOSIS Previews

Order a hardcopy of the Edited Volume

Free shipping with DHL Express

Hardcover (ex. VAT)£119

Order now

Residents of European Union countries need to add a Book Value-Added Tax Rate based on their country of residence. Institutions and companies, registered as VAT taxable entities in their own EU member state, will not pay VAT by providing IntechOpen with their VAT registration number. This is made possible by the EU reverse charge method.

Special discount for IntechOpen contributors

All IntechOpen contributors are offered special discounts starting at 40% OFF available through your personal dashboard

Login and purchase