Eloísa Pajuelo

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In legumes, root nodule organogenesis is activated in response to morphogenic lipochitin oligosaccharides that are synthesized by bacteria, commonly known as rhizobia. Successful symbiotic interaction results in the formation of highly specialized organs called root nodules, which provide a unique environment for symbiotic nitrogen fixation. In wild-type(More)
Nitrogen-fixing root nodules develop on legumes as a result of an interaction between host plants and soil bacteria collectively referred to as rhizobia. The organogenic process resulting in nodule development is triggered by the bacterial microsymbiont, but genetically controlled by the host plant genome. Using T-DNA insertion as a tool to identify novel(More)
Legume plants carefully control the extent of nodulation in response to rhizobial infection. To examine the mechanism underlying this process we conducted a detailed analysis of the Lotus japonicus hypernodulating mutants, har1-1, 2 and 3 that define a new locus, HYPERNODULATION ABERRANT ROOT FORMATION (Har1), involved in root and symbiotic development.(More)
The aim of this work is the evaluation of metal phytostabilisation potential of Lupinus luteus inoculated with Bradyrhizobium sp. 750 and heavy metal resistant PGPRs (plant-growth promoting rhizobacteria), for in situ reclamation of multi-metal contaminated soil after a mine spill. Yellow lupines accumulated heavy metals mainly in roots (Cu, Cd and(More)
Recently, the Rhizobium-legume symbiotic interaction has been proposed as an interesting tool in bioremediation. However, little is known about the effect of most common contaminants on this process. The phytotoxic effects of arsenic on nodulation of Medicago sativa have been examined in vitro using the highly arsenic resistant and symbiotically effective(More)
We have investigated the regulation of ferredoxin–glutamate synthase (Fd-GOGAT) in leaves of barley (Hordeum vulgare L. cv. Maris Mink) at the mRNA, protein and enzyme activity levels. Studies of the changes in Fd-GOGAT during plant development showed that the activity in shoots increases rapidly after germination to reach a maximum (on a fresh-weight(More)
Arsenic (As) reduces legume nodulation by affecting the first stages of the symbiotic interaction, which causes a 90% decrease in rhizobial infections. In this paper, we examine molecular mechanisms underlying this toxic effect, using the model system Medicago sativa-Sinorhizobium. In the presence and absence of As, the expression patterns of seven nodulin(More)
Diversity of 50 bacterial isolates recovered from root nodules of Prosopis farcta grown in different arid soils in Tunisia, was investigated. Characterization of isolates was assessed using a polyphasic approach including phenotypic characteristics, 16S rRNA gene PCR–RFLP and sequencing, nodA gene sequencing and MLSA. It was found that most of isolates are(More)
Spartina maritima is an ecosystem engineer that has shown to be useful for phytoremediation purposes. A glasshouse experiment using soil from a metal-contaminated estuary was designed to investigate the effect of a native bacterial consortium, isolated from S. maritima rizhosphere and selected owing to their plant growth promoting properties and(More)
The regulation of ferredoxin-nitrite reductase--the second enzyme involved in the nitrate assimilatory pathway--in synchronous cultures of C. reinhardtii has been studied both at the activity and protein levels using specific antibodies. During a cycle of 12 h light/12 h dark (12L:12D), ferredoxin-nitrite reductase activity shows a 24-h fluctuation with a(More)