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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
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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

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

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