Legume nitrogen fixation in a changing environment
138,96 $

Legume nitrogen fixation in a changing environment

SAAD SULIEMAN, LAM-SON PHAN TRAN


Legume nitrogen fixation in a changing environment

SAAD SULIEMAN, LAM-SON PHAN TRAN

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Résumé
The world population will grow more rapidly during the few coming years. This must be accompanied by a parallel increase in the agricultural production to secure adequate food. Sustainability considerations mandate that alternatives to chemical nitrogen fertilizers must be urgently sought. Biological nitrogen (N2) fixation, a microbiological process which converts atmospheric N2 into a plant-usable form, offers this alternative. Among these renewable sources, N2-fixing legumes offer an economically attractive and ecologically sound means of reducing external inputs and improving internal resources. Environmental factors such as drought, elevated temperature, salinity, soil acidity and rising CO2 are known to dramatically affect the symbiotic process and thus play a part in determining the actual amount of nitrogen fixed by a given legume in the field. Understanding how nodule N2 fixation responds to the environment is crucial for improving legume production and maintaining sustainability in the context of global change. In this thoughtful and provocative new Brief, we provide critical information on how current and projected future changes in the environment will affect legume growth and their symbiotic N2 fixing capabilities. Each section reviews the main drivers of environmental change on the legume performance that include drought, elevated temperature, salinity and rising CO2, and soil acidity. Importantly we discuss the molecular approaches to the analysis of the stress response in legumes and the possible biotechnological strategies to overcome their detrimental effects.
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Titre
Legume nitrogen fixation in a changing environment
Prix
138,96 $
Sujet
Format Poche
Non
Langue
Français/French
Date de publication
2015-04-24
ISBN
9783319062129
Code Interne
2173533
Numéro de produit
2173533
Format numérique
pdf
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Adobe DRM
Entrepôt Numérique
NUMILOG

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