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New receptor involved in symbiosis between legumes and nitrogen-fixing rhizobia identified - EurekAlert (press release)


EurekAlert (press release)
In order to initiate the symbiosis, the legumes use specific receptor proteins that can recognize the Nod factor molecules produced by bacteria. Two Nod factor receptors, NFR1 and NFR5, are well-known. They belong to a large family of so-called LysM ...

Rhizobia

San Francisco - United States

Information from Wikipedia on these soil bacteria that form nodules on plant roots and fix nitrogen.

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Rhizobia Taxonomy
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Provides an up-to-date taxonomy on this group of bacteria, important in a field where genus and species names have changed rapidly.