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dc.contributor.authorSilvester, W. B.
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-14T03:22:06Z
dc.date.available2010-05-14T03:22:06Z
dc.date.issued1968
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/1865
dc.description.abstractCoriaria is the most widespread and vigorous genus of nodulated, nitrogen fixing plants in the native flora of New Zealand. The following study is concerned with the impact that Coriaria, and in particular C. arborea, has on the nitrogen economy of natural communities. Included in this research were experiments on the physiology and metabolism of atmospheric nitrogen fixation, cytological investigations of nodules and endophyte, and ecological studies on the role of Coriaria in pioneer vegetation. The subject of nitrogen fixation has been frequently reviewed recently. A review of nitrogen fixation in native communities of New Zealand is given in which the importance of non-legume plants is emphasised and distribution of Coriaria described. Observations on the significance of Coriaria in New Zealand are supported with data on productivity and nitrogen accumulation in a primary succession. These results are confirmed in studies of C. arborea growing in sand culture, the fixed nitrogen being rapidly translocated from nodule to host.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln College, University of Canterburyen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectnitrogenen
dc.subjectnitrogen fixationen
dc.subjectCoriariaen
dc.subjectnodulationen
dc.subjectendophyteen
dc.subjectnitrogen accumulationen
dc.subjectsymbiotic nitrogen fixationen
dc.subjectroot nodulesen
dc.titleNitrogen fixation by root nodules of Coriariaen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Canterburyen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen
lu.thesis.supervisorMorrison, T. M.
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Wine, Food and Molecular Biosciencesen
dc.subject.anzsrc060705 Plant Physiologyen
dc.subject.anzsrc060202 Community Ecologyen


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