Modeling the pathway of nitrogen release from the symbiosome

Dan Roberts

Under conditions of limiting soil nitrogen, legumes attract soil bacteria of the Rhizobiaceae family and establish a nitrogen-fixing symbiosis. This process involves the induction of a novel symbiotic organ on the plant roots, known as the nodule. The nitrogen- fixing rhizobia bacteroids are “endosymbionts” which enter and live inside enlarged plant cells within the core of the nodule.

Proceedings of the 6th Mathematics in the Plant Sciences Study Group