8. Legume Roots and Nitrogen-Fixing Symbiotic Interactions

  1. Martin Crespi
  1. Philippe Laporte1,
  2. Andreas Niebel1 and
  3. Florian Frugier2

Published Online: 10 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118447093.ch8

Root Genomics and Soil Interactions

Root Genomics and Soil Interactions

How to Cite

Laporte, P., Niebel, A. and Frugier, F. (2012) Legume Roots and Nitrogen-Fixing Symbiotic Interactions, in Root Genomics and Soil Interactions (ed M. Crespi), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118447093.ch8

Editor Information

  1. Institut des Sciences du Vègètal, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Gif sur Yvette cedex, France

Author Information

  1. 1

    Laboratoire des Interactions Plantes Micro-organismes (LIPM) UMR, CNRS-INRA, Castanet-Tolosan Cedex, France

  2. 2

    Institut des Sciences du Végétal (ISV), CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette cedex, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 OCT 2012
  2. Published Print: 3 DEC 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470960431

Online ISBN: 9781118447093



  • legume roots and nitrogen-fixing symbiotic interactions;
  • nodule formation, mutual interaction with Rhizobiaceae Family;
  • legume root development and nodule organogenesis;
  • legumes from secondary/lateral roots and nitrogen-fixing nodules;
  • nodule organogenesis and rhizobial invasion, the Nod factors;
  • NF signaling pathway, mutants and defects in nodulation;
  • shared pathways, of root and nodule organogeneses;
  • root morphology changes, and other hypernodulating mutants;
  • functional genomic SSHs/symbiotic cDNA libraries, EST collections;
  • legume root genomics under symbiosis, model legumes Medicago/Lotus


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Genetic Dissection of the Legume Root System

  • Functional Genomic Analyses of Legume Nodules and Roots

  • Concluding Remarks

  • Acknowledgments

  • References