Biological nitrogen fixation. Volume 1-2 by Frans J. de Bruijn

By Frans J. de Bruijn

Nitrogen is arguably an important nutrient required by means of crops. besides the fact that, the provision of nitrogen is proscribed in lots of soils and even though the earth's surroundings comprises 78.1% nitrogen gasoline (N2) crops are not able to take advantage of this manner of nitrogen. To compensate , smooth agriculture has been hugely reliant on commercial nitrogen fertilizers to accomplish greatest crop productiveness. although, loads of fossil gas is needed for the construction and supply of nitrogen fertilizer. furthermore carbon dioxide (CO2) that's published in the course of fossil gas combustion contributes to the greenhouse influence and run off of nitrate results in eutrophication of the waterways. organic nitrogen fixation is a substitute for nitrogen fertilizer. it's performed by means of prokaryotes utilizing an enzyme complicated known as nitrogenase and leads to atmospheric N2 being lowered right into a type of nitrogen diazotrophic organisms and vegetation may be able to use (ammonia). it's this strategy and its significant gamers so one can be mentioned during this book.

Biological Nitrogen Fixation is a accomplished quantity paintings bringing jointly either evaluation and unique examine articles on key subject matters in nitrogen fixation. Chapters throughout either volumes emphasize molecular concepts and complex biochemical research ways acceptable to numerous points of organic nitrogen fixation.

Volume 1 explores the chemistry and biochemistry of nitrogenases, nif gene rules, the taxonomy, evolution, and genomics of nitrogen solving organisms, in addition to their body structure and metabolism.

Volume 2 covers the symbiotic interplay of nitrogen solving organisms with their host vegetation, together with nodulation and symbiotic nitrogen fixation, plant and microbial "omics", cyanobacteria, diazotrophs and non-legumes, box stories and inoculum instruction, in addition to nitrogen fixation and cereals.

Covering the whole breadth of present nitrogen fixation learn and expanding it in the direction of destiny advances within the box, Biological Nitrogen Fixation will be a one-stop reference for microbial ecologists and environmental microbiologists in addition to plant and agricultural researchers working on crop sustainability.

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Nitrogen Fixation, 3rd, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, 1–112. Venkateshwaran M, Volkening JD, Sussman MR, Ane J-M. 2013. Symbiosis and the social network of higher plants. Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. 16: 118–127. Section 1 Focus Chapters Chapter 2 Recent Advances in Understanding Nitrogenases and How They Work William E. , 2004). First, there are those that constitute the Group-1 nitrogenases. These are the three closely related, but genetically distinct, enzymes: the well-studied molybdenum-based enzyme (Mo-nitrogenase), a vanadium-based enzyme (V-nitrogenase), and an enzyme that contains neither heterometal but relies on iron alone (Fe-nitrogenase).

De Bruijn INRA-CNRS, Laboratoire des Interactions Plantes-Microorganismes (LIPM) UMR441-2594, Castanet-Tolosan, France Nitrogen fixation is a process by which nitrogen (N ) in 2 the atmosphere is converted into ammonia (NH3 ) (Postgate, 1998). Atmospheric nitrogen or elemental nitrogen (N2 ) is relatively inert: it does not easily react with other chemicals to form new compounds. Fixation processes free up the nitrogen atoms from their diatomic form (N2 ) to be used in other ways. Nitrogen fixation, natural and synthetic, is essential for all forms of life because nitrogen is required to biosynthesize basic building blocks of plants, animals, and other life forms, for example, nucleotides for DNA and RNA and amino acids for proteins.

2013; see Chapter 108). The direct transfer of nitrogen-fixation (nif) genes into nonlegumes has also become more feasible especially since it has been shown that six out of the numerous nif Introduction genes are absolutely required for FeMo-co biosynthesis and nitrogenase activities, both in vitro and in vivo. It is likely that the products of some genes that are required for FeMo-co biosynthesis in vivo could be replaced by the activities of plant counterparts. Chapter 110 deals with the conservation of the symbiotic signaling pathway (SYM; see earlier) between legumes and rice and the related functional cross-complementation studies.

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