1st Edition

Nitrogen Assimilation by Plants
Physiological, Biochemical, and Molecular Aspects




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ISBN 9781578081394
Published January 1, 2001 by CRC Press
470 Pages

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This publication contains the most important information acquired over the last twenty years in the area of nitrogen metabolism and envisages new strategies to improve plant species of agronomic value by devising new techniques for growing them.

Table of Contents

Nitrate Assimilation: Historical Resume ASSIMILATION OF NITRATE AND AMMONIUM: Sources of Nitrogen, Nitrogen Cycle, Root Structure, and Nitrogen Assimilation; Transport of Nitrate by Roots; Nitrate Assimilation: Nitrate and Nitrite Reductases; Ammoniacal Nutrition of Plants; Ammonium Assimilation; Integration of Nitrate Uptake in the Whole Plant SYMBIOTIC ASSIMILATION OF NITROGEN: Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation; Symbiotic Signals in Rhizobium; Nitrogenase: Biochemical, Molecular, and Genetic Aspects; Nitrogen Assimilation by Ectomycorrhizal Symbiosis; Plant Growth Enhancement by Rhizobacteria; Rice Field Cyanobacteria: Ecology Contribution to Soil Fertility and Practical Utilization SYNTHESIS AND TRANSPORT OF AMINO ACIDS AND CARBON/NITROGEN RELATIONSHIPS: Synthesis of Amino Acids; Transport of Amino Acids in Plants; Co-ordination between Nitrogen Photosynthetic and Respiratory Metabolism; Nitrogen (NO3) Nutrition and Distribution of Carbon in the Plant DISTRIBUTION OF NITROGEN DURING PLANT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT: 15N Methodology; Mobilization of Nitrogen Reserve in the Herbaceous Plants; Management of Nitrogen in Ligneous Species; Protein Synthesis in Grains and Seeds; Proteolysis in Higher Plants: Nature, Function, and Regulation NITROGEN:ECOPHYSIOLOGY AND AGRONOMY: Nitrogen Nutrition and Growth of Cultivated Swards; Nitrogen: Crops Production and Environment; Nodular Diagnosis: Agronomic Basis for an Integrated Improvement of Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation and the N2-dependent Yield of Grain-legumes; Nitrogen and Pollution

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