Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions
The alfalfa ENOD8 nodule-specific gene is expressed in empty nodules elicited by exopolysaccharide-deficient Rhizobium meliloti, and it is expressed early in nodule development. An ENOD8 cDNA was sequenced and found to encode a novel product. Its deduced polypeptide sequence was found to be similar to the nonproline-rich domains of the putative polypeptides encoded by a class of anther-specific genes from Arabidopsis thaliana and Brassica napus. The role of the ENOD8 gene product is predicted to be in nodule organogenesis. ENOD8 is expressed in a developmental pathway triggered as a result of Rhizobium nodulation signal transduction.
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Dickstein, R., Prusty, R., Peng, T., Ngo, W., & Smith, M. (1993). ENOD8, a novel early nodule-specific gene, is expressed in empty alfalfa nodules. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 6(6), 715-721. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.wpi.edu/biologybiotechnology-pubs/4