A Legume Genetic Framework Controls Infection of Nodules by Symbiotic and Endophytic Bacteria

@inproceedings{Zgadzaj2015ALG,
  title={A Legume Genetic Framework Controls Infection of Nodules by Symbiotic and Endophytic Bacteria},
  author={Rafal Zgadzaj and Euan K James and Simon Kelly and Yasuyuki Kawaharada and Nadieh de Jonge and Dorthe Bodker Jensen and Lene H. Madsen and Simona Radutoiu and John M McDowell},
  booktitle={PLoS genetics},
  year={2015}
}
Legumes have an intrinsic capacity to accommodate both symbiotic and endophytic bacteria within root nodules. For the symbionts, a complex genetic mechanism that allows mutual recognition and plant infection has emerged from genetic studies under axenic conditions. In contrast, little is known about the mechanisms controlling the endophytic infection. Here we investigate the contribution of both the host and the symbiotic microbe to endophyte infection and development of mixed colonised nodules… CONTINUE READING