The Biology of Frankia and Actinorhizal Plants

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Elsevier, Dec 2, 2012 - Nature - 426 pages
The Biology of Frankia and Actinorhizal Plants provides a comprehensive review of Frankia and the actinorhizal plants. It reviews the state of knowledge on all aspects from molecular genetics through ecology to practical applications; describes methods used in research and practical applications; and is a guide to the literature.
The book begins with overviews of Frankia and the actinorhizal plants, and developments in the field prior to the first confirmed isolation of Frankia. Next is a series of authoritative chapters on the biology of Frankia, the symbiosis, and actinorhizal plants. Although methods used in research and in practical applications are included throughout the book, they are given special emphasis in the middle section. The final section of the book concerns the ecology and current and potential uses of actinorhizal plants in both the temperate regions and the tropics.
This work is intended as a reference text and handbook of methods for a wide audience including established workers and students of Frankia and actinorhizal plants, specialists and students in other areas of nitrogen fixation (including the Rhizobium-legume symbiosis), soil microbiologists, plant physiologists, ecologists, general biologists, foresters, specialists in land reclamation, and managers requiring an authoritative overview of this rapidly developing field.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Discoveries Discussions and Trends in Research on Actinorhizal Root Nodule Symbioses before 1978
15
Chapter 3 Systematics Isolation and Culture of Frankia
35
Chapter 4 The Infection Process and Nodule Development
61
Chapter 5 CrossInoculation Groups within Frankia and HostEndosymbiont Associations
83
Chapter 6 Physiology and Biochemistry of Frankia in Culture
107
Chapter 7 The Physiology of Actinorhizal Nodules
129
Chapter 8 Oxygen Regulation and Hemoglobin
157
Chapter 11 Micropropagation Tissue Culture and Genetic Transformation of Actinorhizal Plants and Betula
215
Chapter 12 The Genetics of Actinorhizal Betulaceae
239
Chapter 13 Techniques for Measuring Nitrogenase Activity in Frankia and Actinorhizal Plants
263
Chapter 14 Methods for Production and Use of Actinorhizal Plants in Forestry LowMaintenance Landscapes and Revegetation
281
Chapter 15 Interactions among Actinorhizal and Associated Plant Species
299
Chapter 16 Current and Potential Uses and Management of Casuarinaceae in the Tropics and Subtropics
317
Chapter 17 Actinorhizal Plants in Pacific Northwest Forests
343
Chapter 18 Current and Potential Uses of Actinorhizal Plants in Europe
365

Chapter 9 SporePositive and SporeNegative Nodules
177
Chapter 10 The Molecular Genetics of Frankia
195

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