Molecular analysis of legume nodule development and autoregulation

Ferguson, Brett J., Indrasumunar, Arief, Hayashi, Satomi, Lin, Meng-Han, Lin, Yu-Hsiang, Reid, Dugald E. and Gresshoff, Peter M. (2010) Molecular analysis of legume nodule development and autoregulation. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 52 1: 61-76. doi:10.1111/j.1744-7909.2010.00899.x

Author Ferguson, Brett J.
Indrasumunar, Arief
Hayashi, Satomi
Lin, Meng-Han
Lin, Yu-Hsiang
Reid, Dugald E.
Gresshoff, Peter M.
Title Molecular analysis of legume nodule development and autoregulation
Journal name Journal of Integrative Plant Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1672-9072
Publication date 2010-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1744-7909.2010.00899.x
Volume 52
Issue 1
Start page 61
End page 76
Total pages 16
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject 0607 Plant Biology
Abstract Legumes are highly important food, feed and biofuel crops.With few exceptions, they can enter into an intricate symbiotic relationship with specific soil bacteria called rhizobia. This interaction results in the formation of a new root organ called the nodule in which the rhizobia convert atmospheric nitrogen gas into forms of nitrogen that are useable by the plant. The plant tightly controls the number of nodules it forms, via a complex root-to-shoot-to-root signaling loop called autoregulation of nodulation (AON). This regulatory process involves peptide hormones, receptor kinases and small metabolites. Using modern genetic and genomic techniques, many of the components required for nodule formation and AON have now been isolated. This review addresses these recent findings, presents detailed models of the nodulation and AON processes, and identifies gaps in our understanding of these process that have yet to be fully explained. © 2010 Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Keyword Dependent protein-kinase
Receptor-like kinase
ERF transcription factor
Sativim root nodules
Medicago truncatula
Lotus japonicus
Calcium spiking
Glycine Max
Genetic analysis
Hypernodulation mutant
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published under Invited Expert Review.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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