A gain-of-function mutation in a cytokinin receptor triggers spontaneous root nodule organogenesis.

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Legume root nodules originate from differentiated cortical cells that reenter the cell cycle and form organ primordia. We show that perception of the phytohormone cytokinin is a key element in this switch. Mutation of a Lotus japonicus cytokinin receptor gene leads to spontaneous development of root nodules in the absence of rhizobia or rhizobial signal… (More)

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@article{Tirichine2007AGM, title={A gain-of-function mutation in a cytokinin receptor triggers spontaneous root nodule organogenesis.}, author={Le{\"{i}la Tirichine and Niels Sandal and Lene H. Madsen and Simona Radutoiu and Anita S Albrektsen and Shusei Sato and Erika Asamizu and Satoshi Tabata and Jens Stougaard}, journal={Science}, year={2007}, volume={315 5808}, pages={104-7} }