Iron Transport across Symbiotic Membranes of Nitrogen-Fixing Legumes
journal contributionposted on 2021-03-22, 23:15 authored by David DayDavid Day, Penelope SmithPenelope Smith
Iron is an essential nutrient for the legume-rhizobia symbiosis and nitrogen-fixing bacteroids within root nodules of legumes have a very high demand for the metal. Within the infected cells of nodules, the bacteroids are surrounded by a plant membrane to form an organelle-like structure called the symbiosome. In this review, we focus on how iron is transported across the symbiosome membrane and accessed by the bacteroids.