Genetics of Cytokinin Transport and Nodule Organogenesis in Lotus japonicus

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The establishment of a successful symbiotic interaction between rhizobia and legumes requires complex molecular communication between the two partners in order to determine compatibility and co-ordinate symbiotic developmental responses. Among complex plant hormone signaling, cytokinin (CK) is both necessary and sufficient for the cortical cell divisions observed during nodule development. However, little is known about the role of CK transport in regulating hormone localization and signaling. Nodulation thus provides a good system to study CK transport as both local and long-distance hormone signaling is required.

The aim of this project is to characterize the role of short and long distance CK transport in regulating nodule development and CK signaling in L. japonicus. This study will characterize the role of purine permease (PUP) family – a putative CK transporter family during legume nodulation, and will give further insight into the role of CK during nodule development and regulation.
Original languageEnglish
Publication year2 Feb 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2015

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