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What is the relationship between Rhizobium bacteria and plants?

What is the relationship between Rhizobium bacteria and plants?

Legumes are able to form a symbiotic relationship with nitrogen-fixing soil bacteria called rhizobia. The result of this symbiosis is to form nodules on the plant root, within which the bacteria can convert atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia that can be used by the plant.

What is the role of Rhizobium bacteria in plants?

The rhizobium bacteria basically colonize plant cells within the root nodules and there, they convert atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia. It is done with the help of an enzyme called nitrogenase where the bacteria helps the plants to receive organic nitrogenous compounds such as ureides and glutamine.

What is the symbiotic relationship between Rhizobium and pea plant?

The relationship between legumes and Rhizobia sp. is a form of symbiosis called mutualism, where both organisms benefit from each-other – the plant gets usable nitrogen from the ammonium and the bacteria receive organic acids from the plant to use as a food source.

How does Rhizobium benefit from mutualism?

The symbiosis between rhizobia soil bacteria and legumes is facultative and initiated by nitrogen starvation of the host plant. In this mutualistic symbiosis, the bacteria provide nitrogen sources for plant growth in return for photosynthates from the host.

What kind of relationship does Rhizobium have with plants?

* The relationship between leguminous plants and Rhizobium bacteria is referred to as a symbiotic relationship because the bacteria and the plant benefit each other.

What is role of Rhizobium bacteria in nitrogen fixation?

Rhizobium is a bacteria found in soil that helps in fixing nitrogen in leguminous plants. It attaches to the roots of the leguminous plant and produces nodules. These nodules fix atmospheric nitrogen and convert it into ammonia that can be used by the plant for its growth and development.

Where are Rhizobium bacteria found in the soil?

Several environmental concerns are raised regarding the supply of nitrogen to the soil. Rhizobium infects the roots of leguminous plants. They are usually found in the soil and produce nodules after infecting the roots of the leguminous plants.

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Plant Sci., 09 March 2018 |