Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Living together: How legume roots accommodate two distinct microbial partners

(University of Tsukuba) University of Tsukuba researchers, collaborating with two other Japanese universities, have revealed a key piece in the complex genetic systems that control how legume roots form close associations (symbioses) with microbial partners that help supply nutrients to the plant. They discovered a gene in the model legume, Lotus japonicus, that is crucial for enabling both nitrogen-fixing rhizobia bacteria and mycorrhizal fungi to colonize the roots.