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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS FOR IMPROVING NUTRIENTS AND QUALITY IN ALFALFA AND SOYBEAN

Location: Plant Science Research

Title: Biochemical Approaches to Improved Nitrogen Fixation

Authors
item Vance, Carroll
item Schultz, Joachim -
item Denton, Matthew -
item Tesfaye, Mesfin -
item Samac, Deborah
item Russelle, Michael
item Hernandez, Gina -
item Ramirez, Mario -

Submitted to: National Congress on Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: October 22, 2009
Publication Date: November 9, 2009
Citation: Vance, C.P., Schultz, J., Denton, M., Tesfaye, M., Samac, D.A., Russelle, M.P., Hernandez, G., Ramirez, M. 2009. Biochemical approaches to improved nitrogen fixation [abstract]. XIII National Congress of Biochemistry and Plant Molecular Biology and 6th Symposium Mexico-USA, November 9-13, 2009, Guanajuato, Mexico. 2009 CDROM.

Technical Abstract: Improving symbiotic nitrogen fixation by legumes has emerged again as an important topic on the world scene due to the energy crisis and lack of access to nitrogen fertilizer in developing countries. We have taken a biochemical genomics approach to improving symbiotic nitrogen fixation in legumes. Leveraging genomics discoveries towards biotechnology research has led to promising results in enhancing carbon metabolism in root nodules and delivery of nitrogen to the plant. We will discuss how altering malate metabolism may be a key to improved symbiotic nitrogen fixation.

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