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Never too many?: how legumes control nodule numbers

Virginie Mortier UGent, Marcella Holsters UGent and Sofie Goormachtig UGent (2012) PLANT CELL AND ENVIRONMENT. 35(2). p.245-258
abstract
Restricted availability of nitrogen compounds in soils is often a major limiting factor for plant growth and productivity. Legumes circumvent this problem by establishing a symbiosis with soil-borne bacteria, called rhizobia that fix nitrogen for the plant. Nitrogen fixation and nutrient exchange take place in specialized root organs, the nodules, which are formed by a coordinated and controlled process that combines bacterial infection and organ formation. Because nodule formation and nitrogen fixation are energy-consuming processes, legumes develop the minimal number of nodules required to ensure optimal growth. To this end, several mechanisms have evolved that adapt nodule formation and nitrogen fixation to the plant's needs and environmental conditions, such as nitrate availability in the soil. In this review, we give an updated view on the mechanisms that control nodulation.
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RECEPTOR-LIKE KINASE, DEPENDENT PROTEIN-KINASE, AUXIN TRANSPORT REGULATION, PISUM-SATIVUM-L, SOYBEAN GLYCINE-MAX, FACTOR SIGNAL-TRANSDUCTION, LONG-DISTANCE CONTROL, LIPO-OLIGOSACCHARIDE SIGNALS, TRANSGENIC LOTUS-JAPONICUS, MEDIATES SYSTEMIC REGULATION
journal title
PLANT CELL AND ENVIRONMENT
Plant Cell Environ.
volume
35
issue
2
pages
245 - 258
Web of Science type
Review
Web of Science id
000298795600005
JCR category
PLANT SCIENCES
JCR impact factor
5.135 (2012)
JCR rank
14/193 (2012)
JCR quartile
1 (2012)
ISSN
0140-7791
DOI
10.1111/j.1365-3040.2011.02406.x
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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2042462
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2042462
date created
2012-02-23 13:59:00
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2012-03-07 10:05:55
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  abstract     = {Restricted availability of nitrogen compounds in soils is often a major limiting factor for plant growth and productivity. Legumes circumvent this problem by establishing a symbiosis with soil-borne bacteria, called rhizobia that fix nitrogen for the plant. Nitrogen fixation and nutrient exchange take place in specialized root organs, the nodules, which are formed by a coordinated and controlled process that combines bacterial infection and organ formation. Because nodule formation and nitrogen fixation are energy-consuming processes, legumes develop the minimal number of nodules required to ensure optimal growth. To this end, several mechanisms have evolved that adapt nodule formation and nitrogen fixation to the plant's needs and environmental conditions, such as nitrate availability in the soil. In this review, we give an updated view on the mechanisms that control nodulation.},
  author       = {Mortier, Virginie and Holsters, Marcella and Goormachtig, Sofie},
  issn         = {0140-7791},
  journal      = {PLANT CELL AND ENVIRONMENT},
  keyword      = {RECEPTOR-LIKE KINASE,DEPENDENT PROTEIN-KINASE,AUXIN TRANSPORT REGULATION,PISUM-SATIVUM-L,SOYBEAN GLYCINE-MAX,FACTOR SIGNAL-TRANSDUCTION,LONG-DISTANCE CONTROL,LIPO-OLIGOSACCHARIDE SIGNALS,TRANSGENIC LOTUS-JAPONICUS,MEDIATES SYSTEMIC REGULATION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {245--258},
  title        = {Never too many?: how legumes control nodule numbers},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3040.2011.02406.x},
  volume       = {35},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Mortier, Virginie, Marcella Holsters, and Sofie Goormachtig. 2012. “Never Too Many?: How Legumes Control Nodule Numbers.” Plant Cell and Environment 35 (2): 245–258.
APA
Mortier, V., Holsters, M., & Goormachtig, S. (2012). Never too many?: how legumes control nodule numbers. PLANT CELL AND ENVIRONMENT, 35(2), 245–258.
Vancouver
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Mortier V, Holsters M, Goormachtig S. Never too many?: how legumes control nodule numbers. PLANT CELL AND ENVIRONMENT. 2012;35(2):245–58.
MLA
Mortier, Virginie, Marcella Holsters, and Sofie Goormachtig. “Never Too Many?: How Legumes Control Nodule Numbers.” PLANT CELL AND ENVIRONMENT 35.2 (2012): 245–258. Print.