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Title: Biochemical Approaches to Improved Nitrogen Fixation

item Vance, Carroll
item SCHULTZ, JOACHIM - Gottingen University
item DENTON, MATTHEW - Adelaide University
item TESFAYE, MESFIN - University Of Minnesota
item Samac, Deborah - Debby
item Russelle, Michael
item HERNANDEZ, GINA - Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico
item RAMIREZ, MARIO - Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico

Submitted to: National Congress on Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/22/2009
Publication Date: 11/9/2009
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.

Interpretive Summary:

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.