Sharon Long: Cooperation between bacteria and plants for protein nutrition

I. Symbiosis between nitrogen fixing bacteria and legumes
II. Function and regulation of Sinorhizobium nodulation genes
III. Plant genes and cell response in nitrogen-fixing symbiosis

Part III: Plant genes and cell response in nitrogen-fixing symbiosis

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Lecture Overview
Legume plants form specialized root nodules to host “rhizobia”, nitrogen-fixing bacterial symbionts. Rhizobia hosting legumes are able to grow without exogenous nitrogen fertilizer allowing them to be high in protein and to provide nutrition to surrounding plants. In part 1 of her talk, Long gives an overview rhizobium-legume symbiosis including infection and nodule formation and the chemical signals exchanged between the plant and the bacteria.  More >>

Speaker Bio
Sharon Long received her undergraduate degree from California Institute of Technology and her doctorate from Yale University. She has been a professor of Biological Sciences at Stanford University since 1982 and she was Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences from 2001-2007.  More >>

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