Nitrogen Acquisition and Assimilation in Higher Plants by Sara AmancioNitrogen Acquisition and Assimilation in Higher Plants by Sara Amancio

Nitrogen Acquisition and Assimilation in Higher Plants

EditorSara Amancio, Ineke Stulen

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Nitrogen is an essential element for plant growth. During the green revolution nitrogenfertilisation was responsible for spectacular yield increases. At present yield is balanced with commitments towards the environment and sustainable agriculture. For agro-biotechnology comprehensive knowledge of plant functioning is needed. Yield improvement and accumulation of essential nitrogen compounds is relying on selection and gene technologies.Research on the uptake, acquisition and assimilation of nitrogen, as well as the synthesis and storage of reserve and defence N-compounds, therefore, is essential. The third volume in the Plant Ecophysiology series integrates functional and molecular physiology with ecophysiological and sustainable agricultural approaches to get a better understanding of the regulation and the impact of environmental and stress signals on nitrogen acquisition and assimilation. The book is of interest for advanced students and junior researchers and supplies comprehensive information for scientists working in the field of nitrogen metabolism and readers interested in sustainable development.
Title:Nitrogen Acquisition and Assimilation in Higher PlantsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:314 pagesPublished:December 4, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ContentsContributors ixPreface xi1. Nitrate uptake by roots - transporters and root developmentBruno Touraine 12. Metabolic regulation of ammonium uptake and assimilationTomoyuki Yamaya and Ann Oaks 353. Atmospheric nitrogen - pollutant or fertiliser?Lucy J. Sheppard and Håkan Wallander 654. Symbiotic nitrogen fixationJavier Ramos and Ton Bisseling 995. Nitrogen metabolism and plant adaptation to the environment - the scope for process-based modellingMarcel van Oijen and Peter Levy 1336. Light regulation of nitrate uptake, assimilation and metabolismCathrine Lillo 1497. Modulation of nitrate reduction - environmental and internal factors involvedWerner M. Kaiser, Elisabeth Planchet, Maria Stoimenova and Matasoshi Sonoda 1858. Integrated molecular analysis of the polyamine pathway in abiotic stress signallingAlejandro Ferrando, Pedro Carrasco, Juan Cruz Cuevas, Teresa Altabella and Antonio F. Tiburcio 2079. Significance of secondary nitrogen metabolites for food qualitySilvia Haneklaus and Ewald Schnug 23110. Biotechnology of nitrogen acquisition in rice -implications for food securityDev T. Britto and Herbert J. Kronzucker 261Index 283ixContributorsTeresa AltabellaLaboratori de Fisiología Vegetal, Facultat de Farmàcia, Universitat de Barcelona,Diagonal 643, 08028 Barcelona, SpainTon BisselingDepartment of Molecular Biology, University of Wageningen,Dreijenlaan 3,6703 HA Wageningen, The NetherlandsDev T. BrittoDivision of Life Sciences, Department of Botany,1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, Ontario, MiC 1A4 CanadaPedro CarrascoDepartamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular, Universitad de Valencia,Dr. Moliner 50 Burjassot, 46100 Valencia, SpainJuan Cruz CuevasLaboratori de Fisiología Vegetal, Facultat de Farmàcia, Universitat de Barcelona,Diagonal 643, 08028 Barcelona, SpainAlejandro FerrandoLaboratori de Fisiología Vegetal, Facultat de Farmàcia, Universitat de Barcelona,Diagonal 643, 08028 Barcelona, SpainSilvia HaneklausInstitute of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, Federal Agricultural Research Centre(FAL), Bundesallee 50, D-38116 Braunschweig, GermanyWerner M. KaiserJulius von Sachs Institute of Biosciences, University of Würzburg,Julius von Sachs Platz 2, D-97082 Würzburg, GermanyHerbert J. KronzuckerDivision of Life Sciences, Department of Botany,1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, Ontario, MiC 1A4 CanadaPeter LevyCEH - Edinburgh, Bush Estate, Penicuik, EH26 0QB, ScotlandCathrine LilloSchool of Technology and Science, Stavanger University College,Box 8002, 4068 Stavanger, NorwayxAnn OaksSuite 1604, 685 Woolwich Street, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 8M6, CanadaElisabeth PlanchetJulius von Sachs Institute of Biosciences, University of Würzburg,Julius von Sachs Platz 2, D-97082 Würzburg, GermanyJavier RamosDepartamento de Nutricíon Vegetal, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas,Apdo 202, 50080 Zaragoza, SpainEwald SchnugInstitute of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, Federal Agricultural Research Centre(FAL), Bundesallee 50, D-38116 Braunschweig, GermanyLucy J. SheppardCEH - Edinburgh, Bush Estate, Penicuik, EH26 0QB, ScotlandMatasoshi SonodaJulius von Sachs Institute of Biosciences, University of Würzburg,Julius von Sachs Platz 2, D-97082 Würzburg, GermanyMaria StoimenovaJulius von Sachs Institute of Biosciences, University of Würzburg,Julius von Sachs Platz 2, D-97082 Würzburg, GermanyAntonio F. TiburcioLaboratori de Fisiología Vegetal, Facultat de Farmàcia, Universitat de Barcelona,Diagonal 643, 08028 Barcelona, SpainBruno TouraineUMR 113, Symbioses Tropicales et Méditerranéennes, Université Montpellier 2,CC 002, Place E. Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5, FranceMarcel van OijenCEH - Edinburgh, Bush Estate, Penicuik, EH26 0QB, ScotlandHåkan WallanderDepartment of Microbial Ecology, Ecology Building, 223 62 Lund, SwedenTomoyuki YamayaGraduate School of Agricultural Science,Tohoku University,1-1 Tsutsumidori-Amamiyamacha, Aoba-ku, Sendai 981-855, JapanxiPrefaceNitrogen Acquisition and Assimilation in Higher Plants is the third volume inthe Plant Ecophysiology series. The main aim of this volume is to integratedifferent research approaches for a better understanding of the regulation ofnitrogen metabolism by environmental signals. The book is divided into threeparts. Chapters 1-5 mainly deal with the processes involved, while chapters 6-8are more focussed on regulatory aspects. The significance of nitrogenmetabolism for food quality and security is the topic of chapters 9 and 10.Nitrogen can be acquired by plant roots as nitrate (chapter 1) or ammonium(chapter 2). In both chapters the physiology and molecular biology of the uptakeprocesses and regulation of its transporters are addressed. Chapter 1 also dealswith the effect of nitrate in the environment on root development, and chapter 2with the metabolic regulation of the assimilation of ammonium, including genemanipulation. Plants can acquire atmospheric nitrogen as well, from nitrogenousair pollutants (chapter 3) or by N2 fixation (chapter 4). Whether atmosphericnitrogen is a pollutant or a fertiliser is the main topic of chapter 3. Chapter 4stresses the importance of N2 fixation, and deals with the latest developments inthe cloning of genes involved in the legume-Rhizobium interaction. To whatextent modelling can help in understanding the role of nitrogen metabolism inplant adaptation to the environment is the topic of chapter 5.The role of light in transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of thegenes involved in nitrate uptake, reduction and assimilation is reviewed inchapter 6. Chapter 7 reviews the modulation of nitrate reductase activity byenvironmental and internal signals, and its effect on the production of NO.Chapter 8 deals with the metabolic pathway of polyamines, molecules involvedin abiotic stress signalling, and includes advanced genomic and proteomicapproaches.Chapter 9 is focussed on the significance of secondary nitrogen compoundsfor food quality. Chapter 10 highlights the implementation of conventional andrecombinant-DNA breeding methods to increase both yield and agronomic Nuseefficiency of rice, the most important cereal for human nutrition.This volume is of interest for advanced students and junior researchers, andprovides comprehensive information and the latest developments for scientistsworking in the field of nitrogen metabolism and readers interested in sustainabledevelopment.Sara AmâncioIneke Stulenxii