Involvement of auxin distribution in root nodule development of Lotus japonicus

@article{Takanashi2011InvolvementOA,
  title={Involvement of auxin distribution in root nodule development of Lotus japonicus},
  author={Kojiro Takanashi and Akifumi Sugiyama and Kazufumi Yazaki},
  journal={Planta},
  year={2011},
  volume={234},
  pages={73-81}
}
The symbiosis between legume plants and rhizobia causes the development of new organs, nodules which function as an apparatus for nitrogen fixation. In this study, the roles of auxin in nodule development in Lotus japonicus have been demonstrated using molecular genetic tools and auxin inhibitors. The expression of an auxin-reporter GH3 fused to β-glucuronidase (GUS) was analyzed in L. japonicus roots, and showed a strong signal in the central cylinder of the root, whereas upon rhizobium… CONTINUE READING