Efficiency of partner choice and sanctions in Lotus is not altered by nitrogen fertilization.

@article{Regus2014EfficiencyOP,
  title={Efficiency of partner choice and sanctions in Lotus is not altered by nitrogen fertilization.},
  author={John U. Regus and Kelsey Annette Gano and Amanda C. Hollowell and Joel E. Sachs},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2014},
  volume={281 1781},
  pages={20132587}
}
Eukaryotic hosts must exhibit control mechanisms to select against ineffective bacterial symbionts. Hosts can minimize infection by less-effective symbionts (partner choice) and can divest of uncooperative bacteria after infection (sanctions). Yet, such host-control traits are predicted to be context dependent, especially if they are costly for hosts to express or maintain. Legumes form symbiosis with rhizobia that vary in symbiotic effectiveness (nitrogen fixation) and can enforce partner… CONTINUE READING