Special Issue "Molecular Mechanisms in Root Nodule Symbiosis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2023) | Viewed by 3378
Root nodule symbiosis (RNS) is a unique trait found in plants of the “nitrogen fixation” clade (Fabales, Fagales, Curcubitales, and Rosales). The RNS provides plants with biologically fixed nitrogen and enriches the organic nitrogen in soil, which is essential to sustainable agriculture. The legume-rhizobia symbiosis being the most well-known and efficient association.
Many studies have been conducted on legume-rhizobia symbiosis to help explain RNS mechanisms. Numerous genes and molecules controlling the legume-rhizobia symbiosis have been identified and characterized. Despite this, the symbiosis mechanism is still not fully understood, especially when considering the RNS diversity in bacteria infection, metabolism, etc. Understanding the molecular mechanisms is essential for improving biological nitrogen fixation in RNS crops and engineering this trait in non-legume crops.
This special issue aims to provide better understanding of the RNS molecular mechanisms through different genetic approaches.
Dr. Ziliang Luo
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- root nodule symbiosis
- biological nitrogen fixation
- rhizobia infection
- root–microbe interactions