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microRNA Regulation of Symbiotic Nodule Development in Legumes

  • Senthil Subramanian
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Part of the Signaling and Communication in Plants book series (SIGCOMM, volume 15)

Abstract

Symbiotic nitrogen fixation in legume root nodules alleviates the use of chemical fertilizers and provides economic and environmental benefits. Cellular signaling involved in the development of this intricate plant organ is only being discovered. Posttranscriptional regulation by microRNAs, a group of small regulatory RNAs, is one of the major mechanisms involved in fine tuning precise spatial and temporal expression of genes encoding signaling elements such as transcription factors. Recent studies have identified the regulation and role of miRNAs during nodule development. This chapter summarizes these discoveries and presents an overview of current knowledge and future perspectives in this fascinating research area.

Keywords

Root Hair Auxin Transport Nodule Development Rhizobial Inoculation Mature Nodule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departments of Plant Science and Biology & MicrobiologySouth Dakota State UniversityBrookingsUSA

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