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Euphytica

, Volume 24, Issue 3, pp 767–770 | Cite as

Host plant control of the inheritance of dinitrogen fixation in the Pisum-Rhizobium symbiosis

  • F. B. Holl
Article

Summary

The contribution of the host plant genome in symbiotic dinitrogen fixation has received little attention. In examining more than two thousand samples from the USDA Plant Introduction Collection, host-determined genetic variation in dinitrogen fixation has been found. In genetic analysis of a mutant line of Pisum resistant to nodulation, two genes designated Sym2 and Sym3 have been detected; Sym2 affects nodulation while Sym3 influences fixation. The two genes segregate independently as dominant Mendelian characters. Effective symbiosis requires the presence of at least one dominant gene at each locus.

Keywords

Genetic Variation Plant Physiology Genetic Analysis Host Plant Plant Control 
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© H. Veenman En Zonen B.V. 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. B. Holl
    • 1
  1. 1.Prairie Regional LaboratoryNational Research Council of CanadaSaskatoonCanada

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