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Nitrogen Fixation

Edited by Everlon Rigobelo

São Paulo State University


Ademar Serra

Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation

Biological nitrogen fixation (BNF), the process by which gaseous N2 is converted into ammonia (NH3) via the enzyme nitrogenase, is crucial for the availability of nitrogen (N) in the terrestrial ecosystem. Some bacteria have the remarkable capacity to fix atmospheric nitrogen to ammonia under ambient conditions, a reaction only mimicked on an industrial scale by a chemical process. This microbiological process converts atmospheric nitrogen into a plant-usable form, thus decreasing the need to use chemical fertilizers in crop production. Chapters in this volume cover different aspects of this fantastic phenomenon, including biofertilizer, organic nitrogen in agricultural systems, nitrogen fertilization for sustainable crop production, and others. This book is designed for researchers, students and general readers.

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Nitrogen FixationEdited by Everlon Rigobelo

Published: April 8th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77834

ISBN: 978-1-78984-649-2

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-648-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78985-950-8

Copyright year: 2020

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1762 Total Chapter Downloads

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1. Role of Biofertilizers in Plant Growth and Soil Health

By Murugaragavan Ramasamy, T. Geetha and M. Yuvaraj


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2. Organic Nitrogen in Agricultural Systems

By Eulene Francisco da Silva, Marlenildo Ferreira Melo, Kássio Ewerton Santos Sombra, Tatiane Severo Silva, Diana Ferreira de Freitas, Maria Eugênia da Costa, Eula Paula da Silva Santos, Larissa Fernandes da Silva, Ademar Pereira Serra and Paula Romyne de Morais Cavalcante Neitzke


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3. Nitrogen Fertilization II: Management Practices to Sustain Crop Production and Soil and Environmental Quality

By Upendra M. Sainju, Rajan Ghimire and Gautam P. Pradhan


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4. Nitrogen Fertilization in Blackberry

By Ivan dos Santos Pereira, Adilson Luis Bamberg, Carlos Augusto Posser Silveira, Luis Eduardo Corrêa Antunes and Rogério Oliveira de Sousa


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5. Nitrogen Fertilization I: Impact on Crop, Soil, and Environment

By Upendra M. Sainju, Rajan Ghimire and Gautam P. Pradhan


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6. Advancement of Nitrogen Fertilization on Tropical Environmental

By Elizeu Monteiro Pereira Junior, Elaine Maria Silva Guedes Lobato, Beatriz Martineli Lima, Barbara Rodrigues Quadros, Allan Klynger da Silva Lobato, Izabelle Pereira Andrade and Letícia Faria Abreu


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7. Comprehensive Account of Inoculation and Coinoculation in Soybean

By Muhammad Jamil Khan, Rafia Younas, Abida Saleem, Mumtaz Khan, Qudratullah Khan and Rehan Ahmed


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8. N-Fertilization Adjustment in Sugarcane Crop Cultivated in Intensive Mechanization

By Sérgio G. Quassi de Castro and Henrique C. Junqueira Franco


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9. Effects of Pesticides, Temperature, Light, and Chemical Constituents of Soil on Nitrogen Fixation

By Shweta Nandanwar, Yogesh Yele, Anil Dixit, Dennis Goss-Souza, Ritesh Singh, Arti Shanware and Lalit Kharbikar


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10. Distribution and Characterization of the Indigenous Soybean-Nodulating Bradyrhizobia in the Philippines

By Maria Luisa Tabing Mason and Yuichi Saeki


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11. Phylogenomic Review of Root Nitrogen-Fixing Symbiont Population Nodulating Northwestern African Wild Legumes

By Mokhtar Rejili, Mohamed Ali BenAbderrahim and Mohamed Mars


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