Nod-Factor Perception in Medicago truncatula

  • J. Cullimore
  • B. Lefebvre
  • J. F. Arrighi
  • C. Gough
  • A. Barre
  • J. J. Bono
  • P. Rougé
  • E. Samain
  • H. Driguez
  • A. Imberty
  • A. Untergasser
  • R. Geurts
  • T. W. J. GadellaJr.
  • J. Cañada
  • J. Jimenez-Barbero
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-8252-8_65

Part of the Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture book series (PSBA, volume 42)
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Cullimore J. et al. (2008) Nod-Factor Perception in Medicago truncatula. In: Dakora F.D., Chimphango S.B.M., Valentine A.J., Elmerich C., Newton W.E. (eds) Biological Nitrogen Fixation: Towards Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Agriculture. Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture, vol 42. Springer, Dordrecht

Nod factors of Rhizobium have been described as the key to the legume door (Relic et al., 1994) and consequently, Nod factor receptors can be considered as the locks which allow Rhizobium access. This concept lies at the heart of the mechanisms of partner recognition leading to the establishment of the legume-Rhizobium symbiosis. Since the discovery of Rhizobium Nod factors in 1990 (see Dénarié et al., 1996), much attention has been paid to how these intriguing molecules interact with plants and this has led to the recent identification of legume symbiotic receptor genes. These studies were aided by focussing on model systems in which genetic and genomic approaches could be used. In this short review, we present our current knowledge of Nod factor perception in Medicago truncatula, a model legume that is nodulated by Sinorhizobium meliloti.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Cullimore
    • 1
  • B. Lefebvre
    • 1
  • J. F. Arrighi
    • 1
  • C. Gough
    • 1
  • A. Barre
    • 2
  • J. J. Bono
    • 2
  • P. Rougé
    • 2
  • E. Samain
    • 3
  • H. Driguez
    • 3
  • A. Imberty
    • 3
  • A. Untergasser
    • 4
  • R. Geurts
    • 4
  • T. W. J. GadellaJr.
    • 5
  • J. Cañada
    • 6
  • J. Jimenez-Barbero
    • 6
  1. 1.Laboratoire des Interactions Plantes MicroorganismesINRA-CNRSFrance
  2. 2.Surfaces Cellulaires et Signalisation chez les VégétauxCNRS-UPSCastanet-TolosanFrance
  3. 3.Centre de Recherches sur les Macromolécules VégétalesCNRS (affiliated with Université Joseph Fourier)GrenobleFrance
  4. 4.Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Department of Plant ScienceWageningen UniversityThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Section of Molecular Cytology and Centre for Advanced Microscopy, SILSUniversity of AmsterdamSM AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  6. 6.CSIC, Centro de Investigaciones BiológicasMadridSpain

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