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Cochleata: Getting to the Root of Legume Nodules


Ferguson, BJ and Reid, JB, Cochleata: Getting to the Root of Legume Nodules, Plant and Cell Physiology, 46, (9) pp. 1583-1589. ISSN 0032-0781 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1093/pcp/pci171


The homeotic mutant of Pisum sativum, cochleata, has stipules replaced by alternative leaf components, abnormal flowers and reduced fertility. Although the root system dry weight, root lengths and nodule numbers of cochleata are similar to those of its wild type, the nodulation phenotype of the mutant is unique. The nodules typically dichotomously branch and multiple callus and root structures emerge from their meristems. These nodule-roots incorporate a peripheral vascular bundle of the nodule into their own central vascular cylinder. Both the nodules and roots of the hybrid structures appear functional. Roles for COCHLEATA in development are discussed. © 2005 JSPP.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Plant physiology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Ferguson, BJ (Dr Brett Ferguson)
UTAS Author:Reid, JB (Professor Jim Reid)
ID Code:36116
Year Published:2005
Web of Science® Times Cited:27
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2006-05-08

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