Transduction of plant signal molecules by the Rhizobium NodD proteins

Authors

  • Zoltan Györgypal,

    1. Institute of Genetics, Biological Research Center, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 521, H-6701 Szeged, Hungary
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  • György Botond Kiss,

    1. Institute of Genetics, Biological Research Center, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 521, H-6701 Szeged, Hungary
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  • Adam Kondorosi

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute of Genetics, Biological Research Center, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 521, H-6701 Szeged, Hungary
    • Institut des Sciences Végétales CNRS, F-91198 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
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Abstract

The regulatory NodD proteins of Rhizobium bacteria mediate the activation of a gene set responsible for symbiotic nodule formation by plant signal molecules. Here we discuss the signal recognition and gene activation properties of NodD and present a model summarizing the current knowledge on NodD action.

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