Root Nodule Symbiosis: Nodulins and Nodulin Genes

  • Desh Pal S. Verma
  • Ashton J. Delauney
Part of the Plant Gene Research book series (GENE)


The soils in which plants grow are heavily populated with a variety of microorganisms, and a wide range of plant-microbe interactions have evolved, driven in the main by the microbes’ requirements for organic nutrients. Many of these interactions involve potent pathogens that are detrimental to the plant; however, some microorganisms such as diazotrophic bacteria and mycorrhizal fungi enter into beneficial, symbiotic associations with plants.


Nitrogen Fixation Root Nodule Glutamine Synthetase Nodule Development Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation 


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  • Desh Pal S. Verma
    • 1
  • Ashton J. Delauney
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Plant Molecular BiologyMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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