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Histochemical study of nitrogen-transfer endosymbiosis

September 7, 2022

Plant roots have the best-understood mutualisms with microbes, but leaf and bract cell endosymbiosis have not been previously reported. Leaf and bract cells of more than 30 species in 18 families of seed plants were surveyed for the presence of intracellular bacteria and several experiments were designed to find and analyze nutrient exchanges between bacteria and plant cells. This dataset contains the results of 1) histochemical analyses to detect hormones, superoxide, and nitrogenous chemicals around bacteria within plant leaf and bract cells, 2) experiments to assess the differential absorption of isotopic nitrogen into plants, and 3) genetic analysis of bacteria isolated from plant material.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2022
Title Histochemical study of nitrogen-transfer endosymbiosis
DOI 10.5066/P9H5K1MV
Authors Micci April, Zhang Qiuwei, Chang Xiaoqian, Kingsley Kathryn, Park Linsey, Chiaranunt Peerapol, Strickland Raquele, Velazquez Fernando, Lindert Sean, Elmore Matthew, Vines Philip L., Crane Sharron, Irizarry Ivelisse, Kowalski Kurt P, Johnston-Monje David, White James F.
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Great Lakes Science Center