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A basis for the development of an inferior N2 fixation phenotype in root nodule bacteria following lateral transfer of symbiotic genes

Nandasena, K.G., O'Hara, G.W., Tiwari, R.P. and Howieson, J.G. (2009) A basis for the development of an inferior N2 fixation phenotype in root nodule bacteria following lateral transfer of symbiotic genes. In: The 16th International Congress of Nitrogen Fixation, 14 - 19 June, Big Sky, Montana.

Abstract

Symbiotic N2 fixation by root nodule bacteria (RNB) plays a significant role in world agricultural productivity by annually converting in excess of 120 million tonnes of atmospheric N2 into ammonia. A successful symbiotic interaction requires compatibility between the RNB and the legume at many different stages, from initial recognition, through successful differentiation to nitrogen fixation. All these processes are complex and require the regulation and function of multiple genes/gene families in both partners.

Publication Type: Conference Item
Murdoch Affiliation: Centre for Rhizobium Studies
School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
Conference Website: http://16icnf.montana.edu/index.html
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/3457
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