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By H. G. Schlegel (auth.), Professor Dr. Hermann Bothe, Professor Dr. Achim Trebst (eds.)

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ISBN-13: 9783642679193

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Nitrogen and sulfur compounds are consistently synthetized, degraded and switched over into other kinds in nature. there are various similarities within the precept difficulties and easy mechanisms of the biology of inorganic nitrogen and sulfur. Many info are usually not but understood and for this reason are the topic of energetic research internationally. In may well, 1980, a convention was once held in Bochum, Federal Republic of Germany, at which makes an attempt have been made to debate and evaluate all elements of either the nitrogen and the sulfur cycle. Lectures got via the world over well-known specialists at the body structure, biochemistry, genetics, and ecology of dinitrogen fIXation, of assimilatory and dissimilatory nitrate and sulfate aid, and of ammonia and sulfide oxidation. furthermore, vital information have been communicated through German scientists of the nationwide application at the Metabolism of Inorganic Nitrogen and Sulfur Compounds, supported via the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. This e-book comprises the entire contributions to the assembly and for this reason could be of curiosity to researchers, academics, and scholars within the box. The participants of the German nationwide application at the Metabolism of Inorganic Nitrogen and Sulfur Compounds want to thank the Deutsche F orschungsgemeinschaft for his or her beneficiant fmancial help of the clinical tasks in past times 4 years and for the convention itself. with out this aid, the current booklet shouldn't have been written. The participants convey their appreciation relatively to Dr. A. Hoffmann of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft for her beneficial ability and endurance in caring for the tasks and scientists.

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Ornithine released during the acetylation of glutamate is converted to citrulline by condensation with carbamyl phosphate in the presence of ornithine transcarbamylase. Apparently this is the extent of the reaction sequence in such species as alder (Alnus) which accumulate citrulline; more frequently it appears that this amino acid is converted to arginine through the intermediate argino-succinic acid with the involvement of the enzymes argino-succinate synthetase and argino succinate lyase (Shargool, 1971; Roubelakis and Kliewer, 1978 a).

The mechanism by which this compound is metabolized and the means by which the amide nitrogen is made available to subsequent metabolism are not understood. 5 Amino Acid Biosynthesis Glutamate and aspartate serve as precursors for the synthesis of other amino acids. Many of the enzymes necessary for the synthesis of all of the 20 protein amino acids have been characterized in plants (Miflin and Lea, 1977). However, in only a few instances has the complete sequence of intermediates and appropriate enzymes necessary for the synthesis of a specific amino acid been demonstrated in an individual plant species.

28 L. Beevers 7 Conclusions This brief coverage of nitrogen metabolism in plants has indicated that we now understand the sequence by which inorganic nitrogen derived from nitrogen fixation, or soil nitrate, or ammonium becomes incorporated into organic form. Recent evidence points to the central role of the combined activities of glutamine synthetase and GOGAT in the formation of organic nitrogenous compounds. Plants have developed various strategies for the storage and transport of reduced nitrogen.

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