Diversity of Interactions Between Rhizobia and Legumes

  • Wen Feng ChenEmail author


The relationship between rhizobia and legumes can be specific or promiscuous. Some rhizobia can nodulate a diverse range of legumes, while other rhizobia only infect specific legumes. From the plant perspective, some legumes can be nodulated only by specific rhizobia, while other legumes can be nodulated by different genera of rhizobia. Various interactions between rhizobia and legumes are reviewed in this chapter. In addition, different infection patterns, nodule morphology and development and types of bacteroids in nodule cells are briefly discussed.


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  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of AgrobiotechnologyBeijingChina
  2. 2.College of Biological Sciences and Rhizobium Research CenterChina Agricultural UniversityBeijingChina

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