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Leaf nodule symbiosis: function and transmission of obligate bacterial endophytes


Pinto-Carbó, Marta; Gademann, Karl; Eberl, Leo; Carlier, Aurelien (2018). Leaf nodule symbiosis: function and transmission of obligate bacterial endophytes. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 44:23-31.

Abstract

Various plant species establish intimate symbioses with bacteria within their aerial organs. The bacteria are contained within nodules or glands often present in distinctive patterns on the leaves, and have been used as taxonomic marker since the early 20th century. These structures are present in very diverse taxa, including dicots (Rubiaceae and Primulaceae) and monocots (Dioscorea). The symbionts colonize the plants throughout their life cycles and contribute bioactive secondary metabolites to the association. In this review, we present recent progress in the understanding of these plant–bacteria symbioses, including the modes of transmission, distribution and roles of the symbionts.

Abstract

Various plant species establish intimate symbioses with bacteria within their aerial organs. The bacteria are contained within nodules or glands often present in distinctive patterns on the leaves, and have been used as taxonomic marker since the early 20th century. These structures are present in very diverse taxa, including dicots (Rubiaceae and Primulaceae) and monocots (Dioscorea). The symbionts colonize the plants throughout their life cycles and contribute bioactive secondary metabolites to the association. In this review, we present recent progress in the understanding of these plant–bacteria symbioses, including the modes of transmission, distribution and roles of the symbionts.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry
Dewey Decimal Classification:540 Chemistry
Uncontrolled Keywords:Plant Science
Language:English
Date:2018
Deposited On:03 Apr 2018 15:52
Last Modified:23 Sep 2018 06:15
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1369-5266
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pbi.2018.01.001
Project Information:
  • : FunderSNSF
  • : Grant IDCRSII3_154430
  • : Project TitleInvestigations on the obligate leave nodule symbiosis

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