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Harnessing biological nitrogen fixation in African agriculture

African Association for Biological Nitrogen Fixation. Conference

Harnessing biological nitrogen fixation in African agriculture

challenges and opportunities : Sixth International Conference of the African Association for Biological Nitrogen Fixation, 12-17 September, 1994, Harare, Zimbabwe : selected papers

by African Association for Biological Nitrogen Fixation. Conference

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Published by University of Zimbabwe Publications in Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa
    • Subjects:
    • Nitrogen in agriculture -- Africa -- Congresses.,
    • Nitrogen -- Africa -- Fixation -- Congresses.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementedited by Sheunesu M. Mpepereki and Fred T. Makonese.
      GenreCongresses.
      ContributionsMpepereki, Sheunesu M., Makonese, Fred T., Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (Ede, Netherlands)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsS587.5.N5 A36 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 270 p. :
      Number of Pages270
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL144836M
      ISBN 100908307586
      LC Control Number99890024

      Describes the importance of natural biological nitrogen fixation within a digit HUC as is relates to ecosystems and their benefits. Keywords: Agricultural productivity, atmospheric deposition, BNF, biological nitrogen fixation, ecosystem services, hypoxia, nitrogen inputs, reactive N Created Date: 4/21/ AM. Symbiotic associations between legumes and rhizobia are responsible for the greatest contributions of biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) in agricultural systems. Data collected from pulses, legume oilseeds, and pastures growing in farmers’ fields generally indicate the levels of BNF much lower than the potential values observed under.

      Biological Nitrogen Fixation: Research Challenges - A Review of Research Grants Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development Get This Book MyNAP . Nitrogen fixation is a key component of the nitrogen cycle, one of the most fundamental cycles in the biosphere. Conversion of atmospheric nitrogen into organic nitrogen compounds can be carried out only by certain bacteria and blue-green algae (cyanobacteria). Some nitrogen fixing bacteria live symbiotically with leguminous plants such as peas, beans, clover, and certain tropical trees in 5/5(1).

      Biological Nitrogen Fixation With Robert H. Burris The symbiotic process of nitrogen (N2) fixation by leguminous plants plus associated root nodule bacteria (Rhizobium species) is of the greatest practical importance to agriculture, but there are also a number of free-living bacteria capable of N2 fixation. The only book of its kind to present the science, application, and politics of the use of nitrogen-fixing crop plants across the globe in various environments, Nitrogen Fixation in Crop Production is a problem-solving look forward to the next Green Revolution.


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[Sheunesu M Mpepereki; Fred T Makonese; African Association for Biological Nitrogen Fixation. Biological nitrogen fixation is an alternative to nitrogen fertilizer. It is carried out by prokaryotes using an enzyme complex called nitrogenase and results in atmospheric N2 being reduced into a form of nitrogen diazotrophic organisms and plants are able to use (ammonia).

Biological nitrogen fixation is a very valuable alternative to nitrogen fertilizer. This process will be discussed in the “Biological Nitrogen Fixation” book. Members of the family Leguminoseae are plants with the ability to convert atmospheric N 2 into NH 3, a useable form by plants—a process called biological nitrogen fixation (BNF).

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The book presents case studies on both geographical and production system-wide considerations. What is biological nitrogen fixation. Molecular di-nitrogen is the commonest form of nitrogen, but the only organisms on the planet that can use this form of nitrogen are bacteria.

They have an enzyme, nitrogenase, that can convert di-nitrogen to ammonia, a reactive form of nitrogen then can then be used in biological processes.

Biological Nitrogen Fixation for Sustainable Agriculture Extended versions of papers presented in the Symposium, Role of Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Sustainable Agriculture at the 13th Congress of Soil Science, Kyoto, Japan, Editors: Ladha, J.K., George, T., Bohlool, C.

(Eds.) Free Preview. Rascio, N. La Rocca, in Encyclopedia of Ecology, The biological nitrogen fixation, carried out by prokaryotes, leads to the reduction of molecular nitrogen to ammonia subsequently assimilated in amino is an event of capital importance allowing for the recovery of nitrogen irreversibly lost in ecosystems due to bacterial activities.

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It is carried out by prokaryotes using an en-zyme complex called nitrogenase and results in atmospheric N 2 being reduced into a form of nitrogen diazotro-phic organisms and plants are able to use (ammonia). Nitrogen is arguably the most important nutrient required by plants.

However, the availability of nitrogen is limited in many soils and although the earths atmosphere consists of % nitrogen gas (N2) plants are unable to use this form of nitrogen.

To compensate, modern agriculture has been highly reliant on industrial nitrogen fertilizers to achieve maximum crop productivity. The economic and environmental costs of the heavy use of chemical N fertilizers in agriculture are a global concern. Sustainability considerations mandate that alternatives to N fertilizers must be urgently sought.

Biological nitrogen fixation (BNF), a microbiological process which converts atmospheric nitrogen into a plant-usable form, offers this alternative. Biological nitrogen fixation (BNF), involving beneficial microorganism, is a process of converting the free atmospheric nitrogen into plant available form.

This biological process harmonizes the ecosystem and offers an economic and environment-friendly approach. Harnessing biological nitrogen fixation in African agriculture.

By Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation. Abstract. The proceedings of the 6th International Conference of the African Association for Biological Nitrogen Fixation held in Harare in Septemberhave been published by University of Zimbabwe Publications with.

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George and D. Borthakur. Characterization of a chromosomal gene linked to NDV genes of Rhizobium strain TAL required for nitrogen fixation in beans but not leucaena.

Biological nitrogen fixation for sustainable agriculture: A perspective Article (PDF Available) in Plant and Soil () March with 1, Reads How we measure 'reads'. Incorporating contributions from microbiologists, molecular biologists, plant breeders and soil scientists this volume reports the results and recommendations of an FAO/IAEA meeting of twelve experts on biological nitrogen fixation.

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Nitrogen-fixing systems. Biological nitrogen fixation systems in tropical ecosystems: An overview. A protocol for screening legumes as soil-improving crops. The sustenance of tropical agriculture with multipurpose Azolla.Biological nitrogen fixation is a very valuable alternative to nitrogen fertilizer.

This process will be discussed in the “Biological Nitrogen Fixation” book. A wide array of free-living and associative nitrogen fixing organisms (diazotrophs) will be cover.