Legume Haemoglobins: Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation Needs Bloody Nodules

@article{Downie2005LegumeHS,
  title={Legume Haemoglobins: Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation Needs Bloody Nodules},
  author={J. Downie},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={15},
  pages={R196-R198}
}
  • J. Downie
  • Published 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Biology
How do plants create an environment in which symbiotic bacteria can reduce enough N2 to provide the plant with sufficient ammonium for growth? Gene silencing has now been used to show that legume haemoglobins are crucial. 
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