Metals and the rhizobial-legume symbiosis - Uptake, utilization and signalling

Johnston, Andrew W. B., Yeoman, Kay H. and Wexler, Margaret (2001) Metals and the rhizobial-legume symbiosis - Uptake, utilization and signalling. Advances in Microbial Physiology, 45. pp. 113-156.

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In this review, we consider how the nitrogen-fixing root nodule bacteria, the ‘rhizobia’, acquire various metals, paying particular attention to the uptake of iron. We also review the literature pertaining to the roles of molybdenum and nickel in the symbiosis with legumes. We highlight some gaps in our knowledge, for example the lack of information on how rhizobia acquire molybdenum. We examine the means whereby different metals affect rhizobial physiology and the role of metals as signals for gene regulation. We describe the ways in which genetics has shown (or not) if, and how, particular metal uptake and/or metal-mediated signalling pathways are required for the symbiotic interaction with legumes.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Molecular Microbiology
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Research in Mathematics Education
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2010 13:36
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2022 01:49
DOI: 10.1016/S0065-2911(01)45003-X

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