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Metabolism of Rhizobium bacteroids

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Nitrogen fixation within legume nodules results from a complex metabolic exchange between bacteria of the family Rhizobiaciae and the plant host. Carbon is supplied to the differentiated bacterial cells, termed bacteroids, in the form of dicarboxylic acids to fuel nitrogen fixation. In exchange fixed nitrogen is transferred to the plant. Both the bacteroid and the plant derived peribacteroid membrane tightly regulate the exchange of metabolites. In the bacteroid oxidation of dicarboxylic acid...

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10.1080/713610850

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Plant Sciences
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Author
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences Journal website
Volume:
22
Issue:
1
Pages:
37-78
Publication date:
2003-01-01
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EISSN:
1549-7836
ISSN:
0735-2689
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590506
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2016-01-18

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