How does a legume nodule work?
*Subscription may be required
Nitrogen fixation in legume root nodules requires biochemical cooperation between the plant and Rhizobium cells. Bacteroids contribute the N2-fixing system and haem for leghaemoglobin, but apart from the production of the globin moiety of leghaemoglobin and the assimilation and export of the NH3 produced, little is known about the contributions of the plant. It now appears that the plant cell may regulate the type and/or quantity of carbon compounds supplied to the Rhizobium bacteroids.
|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Environmental and Life Sciences|
|Copyright:||© 1984 Published by Elsevier Ltd.|
|Item Control Page|