Iron transport across symbiotic membranes of nitrogen-fixing legumes

David A. Day, Penelope M.C. Smith

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

Abstract

Iron is an essential nutrient for the legume-rhizobia symbiosis and nitrogen-fixing bac-teroids within root nodules of legumes have a very high demand for the metal. Within the infected cells of nodules, the bacteroids are surrounded by a plant membrane to form an organelle-like structure called the symbiosome. In this review, we focus on how iron is transported across the symbiosome membrane and accessed by the bacteroids.

Original languageEnglish
Article number432
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021

Keywords

  • Iron
  • Legumes
  • Nitrogen fixation
  • Symbiosomes

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Iron transport across symbiotic membranes of nitrogen-fixing legumes'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this