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Oxygen diffusion in the legume root nodule

  • J. F. Witty
  • F. R. Minchin

Abstract

All aerobic nitrogen fixing organisms require O2 for ATP production but need to protect nitrogenase against inactivation by direct contact with O2. In legume nodules, O2 supply to the bacteroid zone is restricted by a variable diffusion barrier and within this zone it is evenly distributed and rapidly consumed by bacteroid respiration.

Keywords

Nitrogen Fixation Diffusion Barrier Root Respiration Plant Cell Environ Diffusion Resistance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. F. Witty
    • 1
  • F. R. Minchin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental Biology, Welsh Plant Breeding StationAFRC Institue of Grassland and Environmental ResearchAberystwyth, DyfedUK

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