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Trends Microbiol. 1994 Sep;2(9):318-24.

Signalling strategies for nodulation of legumes by rhizobia.

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John Innes Centre, Colney, Norwich, UK.

Abstract

During the formation of nitrogen-fixing root nodules, the establishment of the symbiotic relationship between rhizobia and leguminous plants depends on a highly specific exchange of signals. The products of several of the rhizobial nodulation (nod) genes are involved in the biosynthesis of host-specific lipo-oligosaccharide signalling molecules that can induce nodule morphogenesis on legume roots. Such signalling may point to a more widespread cell-to-cell signalling system in plants.

PMID:
7812664
DOI:
10.1016/0966-842x(94)90448-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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