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How does a legume nodule work?

Dilworth, M.J. and Glenn, A.R. (1984) How does a legume nodule work? Trends in Biochemical Sciences, 9 (12). pp. 519-523.

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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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Copyright: © 1984 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
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