By G. Heldmaier, D. Werner (auth.), Professor Dr. Gerhard Heldmaier, Professor Dr. Dietrich Werner (eds.)

Animals and vegetation dwell in altering environmental stipulations which require variation with a purpose to focus on this. a few of these environmental alterations function indications that have to be "sensed" and interpreted properly through the organisms to start up the difference. This sign processing is predicated on biochemical, molecular and neuronal strategies that are mentioned during this ebook. All examples given underline that non-stop adjustment of physiological features is an important requirement for all times and survival in advanced altering environments.

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66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 35 Nester EW, Verma DPS (eds) Advances in molecular genetics in plant-microbe interactions. E. J. Broughton, D. Werner (1994) Nod factors of Bradyrhizobium japonicum and Rhizobium sp. NGR234 induce flavonoid accumulation in soybean root exsudate. MPMI7:384-390 Gorge E, Werner D (1991) Degradation of wyerone, the phytoalexin of faba beans by Rhizobium leguminosarum Curr Microbio123:153-l57 Piihler A, Arnold W, Buendia-Claveria A, Kapp D, Keller M, Niehaus K, Quandt J, Roxlau A, Weng WM (1991) The role of Rhizobium meliloti exopolysaccharides EPS I and EPS II in the infection process of alfalfa nodules.

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This gene is expressed in nodule cells 150- to 750-fold compared to root cells. In the peroxisomes of noninfected cells in soybean a nodule-specific form of uricase (uricase II, nodulin-35) is localized. This protein is involved in the synthesis of allantoin or allantoic acid in determinate nodules. Other nodule specific enzymes are sucrose synthase and PEP carboxylase, which are essential for the carbon metabolism in the infected host cells. In the nodule cells of the symbiosomes the low oxygen concentration of 10 nM is maintained mainly by the water-filled oxygen diffusion barriers in the nodule cortex and by the respiration of the plant cells and the bacteria.

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