By R. Dixon (auth.), Werner Klipp, Bernd Masepohl, John R. Gallon, William E. Newton (eds.)
Genetics and legislation of Nitrogen-Fixing micro organism This booklet is the second one quantity of a seven-volume sequence, which covers all fields of study regarding nitrogen fixation - from simple experiences via utilized features to environmental affects. quantity II presents a entire and special resource of data about the genetics and rules of organic nitrogen fixation in free-living prokaryotes. This preface makes an attempt to supply the reader with a few perception into how this quantity originated, the way it was once deliberate, after which the way it built over the various years of its construction. as soon as the editorial workforce was once verified, the 1st activity was once to choose which of the various free-living diazotrophs which have been subjected to genetic research will be incorporated during this quantity. may we have to strengthen particular standards for choice or may the organisms, in impression, choose themselves? after all, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Azotobacter vinelandii, that have served (and nonetheless serve) because the major version organisms for the genetic research of diazotrophy, plus the various different micro organism defined during this quantity, did certainly pick out themselves. notwithstanding, there has been substantial dialogue surrounding well-characterized solving species, like Azorhizobium caulinodans and Herbaspirillum seropedicae, either one of that are in a position to repair atmospheric N below free-living conditions.