Molecular basis of symbiosis between Rhizobium and legumes

@article{Freiberg1997MolecularBO,
  title={Molecular basis of symbiosis between Rhizobium and legumes},
  author={Christoph Freiberg and R{\'e}my Fellay and Amos Bairoch and William John Broughton and Andr{\'e} Rosenthal and Xavier Perret},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1997},
  volume={387},
  pages={394-401}
}
Access to mineral nitrogen often limits plant growth, and so symbiotic relationships have evolved between plants and a variety of nitrogen-fixing organisms. These associations are responsible for reducing 120 million tonnes of atmospheric nitrogen to ammonia each year. In agriculture, independence from nitrogenous fertilizers expands crop production and minimizes pollution ot water tables, lakes and rivers. Here we present the complete nucleotide sequence and gene complement of the plasmid from… 
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