Le mardi 20 octobre 2015 à 13h00
, amphi A, bâtiment 2a, Campus de Beaulieu, UR1Genomics of host preference in the Rhizobium-legume system Abstract :
Legumes have achieved independence from external nitrogen fertilizers through symbiosis with diazotrophic root bacteria collectively known as rhizobia. This effective symbiosis, of paramount importance in Agriculture, is highly specific. Well-known determinants of specificity are the chemical signals exchanged by both symbiotic partners during the establishment of the symbiosis. By using a population genomics approach with the Rhizobium leguminosarum / pea symbiosis we have been able to show that additional, more subtle mechanisms of selection of the microsymbiont by the plant exist, that can be experimentally magnified in mesocosm studies.
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