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Auxin influx activity is associated with Frankia infection during actinorhizal nodule formation in Casuarina glauca.

Abstract : Plants from the Casuarinaceae family enter symbiosis with the actinomycete Frankia leading to the formation of nitrogen-fixing root nodules. We observed that application of the auxin influx inhibitor 1-naphtoxyacetic acid perturbs actinorhizal nodule formation. This suggests a potential role for auxin influx carriers in the infection process. We therefore isolated and characterized homologs of the auxin influx carrier (AUX1-LAX) genes in Casuarina glauca. Two members of this family were found to share high levels of deduced protein sequence identity with Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) AUX-LAX proteins. Complementation of the Arabidopsis aux1 mutant revealed that one of them is functionally equivalent to AUX1 and was named CgAUX1. The spatial and temporal expression pattern of CgAUX1 promoter:beta-glucuronidase reporter was analyzed in Casuarinaceae. We observed that CgAUX1 was expressed in plant cells infected by Frankia throughout the course of actinorhizal nodule formation. Our data suggest that auxin plays an important role during plant cell infection in actinorhizal symbioses.
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Benjamin Péret, Ranjan Swarup, Leen Jansen, Gaëlle Devos, Florence Auguy, et al.. Auxin influx activity is associated with Frankia infection during actinorhizal nodule formation in Casuarina glauca.. Plant Physiology, American Society of Plant Biologists, 2007, 144 (4), pp.1852-62. ⟨10.1104/pp.107.101337⟩. ⟨cea-00848586⟩

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