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Nitrogen metabolism and the environment

a joint symposium of the American Physiological Society and the American Society of Zoologists held at Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A., in August, 1970.

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Published by Academic Press in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nitrogen metabolism -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementEdited by J. W. Campbell and L. Goldstein.
    ContributionsCampbell, J. W. 1932- ed., Goldstein, Leon, 1933- ed., American Physiological Society (1887- ), American Society of Zoologists.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQP535.N1 N58
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 318 p.
    Number of Pages318
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4919674M
    ISBN 10012157850X
    LC Control Number76187921

    Research in nitrogen metabolism has been stimulated in the area of acid-base balance. They play an important role in decomposition or biodegradation of organic matter, particularly in soil. Both of these processes involve chemical oxidation and are known as nitrification. However, nitrate is very soluble and it is easily lost from the soil system by leaching. Nitrate requires a redox reaction for assimilation but is more abundant so most phytoplankton have adapted to have the enzymes necessary to undertake this reduction nitrate reductase. It provides a worldwide perspective on nitrogen and agriculture.

    Further modification by another type of bacteria belonging to the genus Nitrobacter converts the nitrite to nitrate NO Nitrogen in groundwater associated with agricultural systems M. Hess, B. While not directly toxic to fish life, like ammonia, nitrate can have indirect effects on fish if it contributes to this eutrophication.

    In exchange for some nitrogen, the bacteria receive from the plants carbohydrates and special structures nodules in roots where they can exist in a moist environment. The general areas of development, maternal-fetal interactions, protein turnover, carbamoyl phosphate synthesis, nitric oxide, and nitrates and nitrites are also covered in depth. N2 can be returned to the atmosphere through denitrification. Between 5 and 10 billion kg per year are fixed by lightning strikes, but most fixation is done by free-living or symbiotic bacteria known as diazotrophs. The effects of microorganisms on their environment can be beneficial or harmful or inapparent with regard to human measure or observation.


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Nitrogen metabolism and the environment book

Therefore, they have developed elaborate mechanisms for movement and acquiring organic food which they can digest. On the other hand, some prokaryotes are essential to other life forms. Some other non-point sources for nitrate pollution in groundwater are originated from livestock feeding, animal and human contamination and municipal and industrial waste.

Between 5 and 10 billion kg Nitrogen metabolism and the environment book year are fixed by lightning strikes, but most fixation is done by free-living or symbiotic bacteria known as diazotrophs.

The process of denitrification involves the metabolic reduction of nitrate NO3- into nitrogen N2 or nitrous oxide N2O gas. Respiration produces CO2 needed for autotrophic growth.

Sewage waste and septic tank leaching. About this book Introduction This book covers all aspects of the transfer of nitrogen from the soil and air to a final resting place in the seed protein of a crop plant. Of course, plants account for some O2 production as well, but the microbes predominate in marine habitats which cover the majority of the planet.

These false-color maps represents the rate at which photosynthetic organisms absorb carbon out of the atmosphere.

Nitrogen sources are removed from the euphotic zone by the downward movement of the organic matter. Tropical rain forests are generally the most productive places on Earth. Both of these processes release a variety of solid forms of nitrogen through combustion.

The cyanobacteria are a group of procaryotic microbes, as prevalent as algae, that have this type of metabolism. Section 1: Background and Importance of Nitrogen. Described are aerial transport of nitrogen from livestock and agricultural systems and the potential for deposition and impacts.

Nitrification can then occur to convert the ammonium to nitrite and nitrate. Add to basket Add to wishlist Description Although the basic evolutionary patterns of nitrogen metabolism and excretion have been outlined for decades, there has been a resurgence of research activity in the past 15 years.

Protozoans are heterotrophic organisms that have to catch or trap their own food. Remediation of drinking water for rural populations W.

Section 5: Economic and Policy Issues. Most of the bacteria in the soil and water, and in associations with animals and plants, are heterotrophs. This distribution can be accounted for by the fact that nitrite and ammonium are intermediate species. Excessive use of N-fertilizer in agriculture has been one of the major sources of nitrate pollution in groundwater and surface water.

Nitrogen enters the water through the precipitation, runoff, or as N2 from the atmosphere. The molds are aerobic organisms that utilize organic compounds for growth. This process is performed by bacterial species such as Pseudomonas and Paracoccusunder anaerobic conditions.

The yellow and red areas show the highest rates, ranging from 2 to 3 kilograms of carbon taken in per square meter per year. Elevated nitrate in groundwater is a concern for drinking water use because nitrate can interfere with blood-oxygen levels in infants and cause methemoglobinemia or blue-baby syndrome.

Because of this relationship, legumes will often increase the nitrogen content of nitrogen-poor soils. Readership Researchers, educators, policy-makers and industry interested in developing a more comprehensive understanding of the sources, problems and management of nitrogen in the environment, will find this book of interest.

Increased nitrogen deposition also leads to soil acidification, which increases base cation leaching in the soil and amounts of aluminum and other potentially toxic metals, along with decreasing the amount of nitrification occurring and increasing plant-derived litter.

Nitrogen cycle

On-farm technologies and practices to improve nitrogen use efficiency N. At least 50 percent of the O2 on earth is produced by photosynthetic microorganisms algae and cyanobacteriaand for at least a billion years before plants evolved, microbes were the only organisms producing O2 on earth.Nitrogen is the fourth most common element in plant tissues.

It is an essential component of enzymes and structural proteins, nucleic acids, pigments and other secondary metabolites. If a plant’s access to N is interrupted, its longevity is not directly endangered, but growth becomes impossible within sylvaindez.com by: 5.

This multiauthor book contains 16 papers on various aspects of nitrogen metabolism in plants, with the emphasis in most papers on plants of agricultural and horticultural importance. Human Health and the Environment - Nitrogen metabolism of plants.

sylvaindez.com + pp. Conference Title:. The section on molecular and physiological responses of plants to NH 4 in the environment highlights ammonium as a highly important but frequently neglected nitrogen compound in agricultural systems, describing analytical techniques, plant–environment interactions, and physiological responses of plants to this nitrogen sylvaindez.com: Urs Feller.

Nitrogen Metabolism and Excretion

Although the basic evolutionary patterns of nitrogen metabolism and excretion have been outlined for decades, there has been a resurgence of research activity in the past 15 years. Research in nitrogen metabolism has been stimulated in the area of acid-base balance. The molecular revolution has had.

The transcription factors that act to integrate environmental nutrient (nitrogen) signals to co-ordinate primary and. secondary metabolism are discussed, together with new concepts of cross-talk, transport and signalling, and how such molecular networks influence nitrogen and carbon cycling processes in Author: Christine Foyer.

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 .