Flavonoids induce temporal shifts in gene-expression of nod-box controlled loci in Rhizobium sp. NGR234.

@article{Kobayashi2004FlavonoidsIT,
  title={Flavonoids induce temporal shifts in gene-expression of nod-box controlled loci in Rhizobium sp. NGR234.},
  author={Hajime Kobayashi and Yamama Naciri-Graven and William J. Broughton and Xavier Perret},
  journal={Molecular microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={335-47}
}
Rhizobia, soil bacteria of the Rhizobiales, enter the roots of homologous legumes, where they induce the formation of nitrogen-fixing nodules. Signals emanating from both symbiotic partners control nodule development. Efficient nodulation requires precise, temporal regulation of symbiotic genes. Roots continuously release flavonoids that interact with transcriptional activators of the LysR family. NodD proteins, which are members of this family, act both as sensors of the environment and… CONTINUE READING