Living together: How legume roots accommodate two distinct microbial partners

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190228093559.htm

Researchers have revealed a key piece in the complex genetic systems that control how legume roots form close associations (symbioses) with microbial partners that help supply nutrients to the plant. They discovered a gene in the model legume, Lotus japonicus, that is crucial for enabling both nitrogen-fixing rhizobia bacteria and mycorrhizal fungi to colonize the roots.


Original Title: Living together: How legume roots accommodate two distinct microbial partners
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