Invasion by invitation: rhizobial infection in legumes.

@article{Murray2011InvasionBI,
  title={Invasion by invitation: rhizobial infection in legumes.},
  author={Jeremy D. Murray},
  journal={Molecular plant-microbe interactions : MPMI},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={631-9}
}
Nodulation of legume roots typically begins with rhizobia attaching to the tip of a growing root-hair cell. The attached rhizobia secrete Nod factors (NF), which are perceived by the plant. This initiates a series of preinfection events that include cytoskeletal rearrangements, curling at the root-hair tip, and formation of radially aligned cytoplasmic bridges called preinfection threads (PIT) in outer cortical cells. Within the root-hair curl, an infection pocket filled with bacteria forms… CONTINUE READING

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