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Hexbyte Glen Cove ‘Exciting biology’ reveals central event of evolution of rhizobial endosymbiosis

Root nodules, each containing billions of Rhizobiaceae bacteria. Credit: Public Domain Legumes, unlike most land plants, can form a root nodule symbiosis with nitrogen-fixing rhizobia. The anatomy of the nodule in legume plants was described in the 17th century, and nodule cells were found to host endosymbiotic rhizobia for nitrogen fixation in the 19th...

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