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Nature. 1992 Jun 25;357(6380):655-60.

Rhizobium--plant signal exchange.

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  • 1Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, California 94305-5020.

Abstract

Initial stages in the Rhizobium-legume symbiosis can be thought of as a reciprocal molecular conversation: transmission of a gene inducer from legume host to bacterium, with ensuing bacterial synthesis of a morphogen that is transmitted to the plant, switching the developmental fate of the legume root. These signal molecules have a key role in determining bacterium-host specificity and the purified Nod factor compounds provide useful new tools to probe plant cell function.

PMID:
1614514
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10.1038/357655a0
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