Function and evolution of nodulation genes in legumes
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- Yokota, K. & Hayashi, M. Cell. Mol. Life Sci. (2011) 68: 1341. doi:10.1007/s00018-011-0651-4
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Root nodule (RN) symbiosis has a unique feature in which symbiotic bacteria fix atmospheric nitrogen. The symbiosis is established with a limited species of land plants, including legumes. How RN symbiosis evolved is still a mystery, but recent findings on legumes genes that are necessary for RN symbiosis may give us a clue.