Title: Establishment and functioning of a nitrogen-fixing root nodule
Authors: Michiels, Jan ×
Vanderleyden, Jozef #
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: Rapid science publishers
Series Title: World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology vol:10 pages:612-630
Abstract: Compatible interactions between rhizobia and their leguminous host plant(s) culminate in the formation of a new plant organ, the root nodule. Within this structure, the bacteria reduce N-2 to NH3 which is then assimilated by the plant. The formation of a N-2-fixing nodule requires a continuous process of two-way signalling and cellular recognition between the prokaryote and the plant. Such a process involves the sequential activation and/or repression of host plant- and bacteria-encoded genes. Finally, functioning of a legume-nodule necessitates not only the adaptation of plant and bacterial carbon, nitrogen and oxygen metabolism to an environment allowing N-2-fixation to occur, but also requires a tight co-ordination and integration of these plant and bacterial metabolic processes.
ISSN: 0959-3993
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre of Microbial and Plant Genetics
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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