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Root Nodules (Legume–Rhizobium Symbiosis) Nicholas J Brewin, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
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Published online: November 2010 DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0003720.pub2
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Abstract Root nodule symbiosis enables nitrogenfixing bacteria to convert atmospheric nitrogen into a form that is directly available for plant growth. Biological nitrogen fixation provides a builtin supply of nitrogen fertiliser for many legume crops such as peas, beans and clover. Legumes (Fabales) interact with singlecelled Gramnegative bacteria, collectively termed rhizobia, whereas members of three other Rosid orders (Fagales, Cucurbitales and Rosales) interact with Grampositive filamentous actinobacteria of the genus Frankia. In legumes, infection proceeds through intercellular and transcellular channels termed infection threads. At the same time, cells in the root cortex are induced to divide and generate the tissues of the nodule. Nitrogen fixation normally takes place within specialised bacteroid cells enclosed within organellelike cytoplasmic compartments termed symbiosomes. The anatomy and physiology of root nodules both reflect a high degree of structural and metabolic integration between plant and microbial symbionts. Key Concepts: Legumes (family Fabales) develop root nodules that harbour Rhizobium bacteria (rhizobia). Endosymbiotic bacteria (bacteroids) convert nitrogen to ammonia (biological nitrogen fixation). Legume crops restore fertility to agricultural soils by capturing nitrogen from the atmosphere. The legume–Rhizobium symbiosis provides onefifth of all nitrogen inputs into global agriculture. Symbiosis is based on metabolic exchange for mutual benefit: exchanges of oxygen, carbon and nitrogen are tightly regulated. Legumes only form a nitrogenfixing symbiosis with singlecelled bacteria collectively termed Rhizobium. However, other (related) groups of flowering plants form a root nodule symbiosis with filamentous actinobacteria of the genus Frankia. Some of the invasion processes adopted by Rhizobium and Frankia are shared with a mineralscavenging symbiosis involving arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi that originated over 400 Ma. Colonisation of host cells by Rhizobium usually involves specialised invasion structures termed ‘infection threads’ and specialised organellelike compartments termed ‘symbiosomes’. During evolution, there has been horizontal transfer of the genes that specify the capability for nodulation and symbiotic nitrogen fixation between diverse groups of soil bacteria. Keywords: nitrogen fixation; symbiosis; agriculture; plant–microbe interactions; legume evolution
Related Sub-Topics: Plant Nutrition | Mutualism and Symbiosis | Roots and Root Systems | Microbial Evolution and Taxonomy | Bacteria | Physiological Ecology | Evolutionary Ecology | Microbial Interactions and Communities
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