Chapter 4. Communication between Rhizobia and Plants

  1. Prof. Dr. Reinhard Krämer2 and
  2. Prof. Dr. Kirsten Jung3
  1. Michael Göttfert

Published Online: 29 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527629237.ch4

Bacterial Signaling

Bacterial Signaling

How to Cite

Göttfert, M. (2009) Communication between Rhizobia and Plants, in Bacterial Signaling (eds R. Krämer and K. Jung), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527629237.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Cologne, Insitute of Biochemistry, Zülpicher Strasse 47, 50674 Cologne, Germany

  2. 3

    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Department of Biology – Microbiology, Grosshaderner Strasse 2–4, 82152 Planegg-Martinsried, Germany

Author Information

  1. TU Dresden, Institut für Genetik, Helmholtzstraße 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 DEC 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527323654

Online ISBN: 9783527629237



  • rhizobia;
  • nodulation;
  • effector molecules;
  • microarray;
  • flavonoid


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Nodulation (nod) Genes are Induced by Flavonoids and are Under Positive and Negative Regulation

  • Activation of the nod Genes Results in the Synthesis and Export of Lipo-Chito-Oligosaccharide Signal Molecules

  • Rhizobia use Secreted Proteins as Effector Molecules

  • Microarray Studies Help in Elucidating the Flavonoid Stimulons

  • nod Genes as Accessory Components of the Rhizobial Core Genome

  • Conclusions and Outlook

  • References