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The Rhizobium legume symbiosis is of strategic importance in the context of food production. Symbiotic nitrogen fixation represents one of the priority areas for commercial development in agricultural biotechnology. Since this involves an association between procaryotic and eucaryotic partners, it requires a coordinated and inter-disciplinary approach. The book presents the proceedings of a conference to focus on the physiological limitations affecting symbiotic nitrogen fixation (energy supply, carbon metabolism, bacterial catabolism, the role of malate hydrogenase and other interactions), environmental factors (including oxygen diffusion control, inhibition by nitrate, the effect of soil pH) and the potential for overcoming such limitations by the use of genetic technologies.

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Authors: O'GARA F, University College, Cork (Eire);MANIAN S, University College, Cork (Eire);DREVON J J (EDITORS), INRA, Montpellier (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11517 EN (1988) 214 pp.
Availability: Available from Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, P.O. Box 322, 3300 Dordrecht (NL)
ISBN: ISBN 90-247-3692-7
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