The core of the text is aimed at the research worker in the field of nitrogen fixation, but, despite its specialisation, does not lose the emphasis on teaching, both as a direct reference book and as a backbone for a graduate course on the subject.The closing part of the book includes a subject index and a glossary of terms. The latter was included not for the expert, for whom many of the definitions will be too general, but for the newcomer; the author hopes that the quick survey of key terms will help in the reading of this book.
1. Genetics as a Tool to Understand Structure and Function 2. Vector Technology 3. The Azolla-Anabaena Symbiosis 4. The Genetics of the Frankia-Actinorhizal Symbiosis 5. Legume Nodule Biochemistry and Function 6. The Rhizobium/Bradyrhizobium-Legume Symbiosis 7. Nitrate Inhibition of Nodulation in Legumes 8. Nodulin Function and Nodulin Gene Regulation in Root Nodule Development 9. The Parasponia-Bradyrhizobium Symbiosis