Functional characterization of a chitinase class III (CgCHI3) and a glutathione s-transferase (CgGST) involved in Casuarina glauca-Frankia symbiosis

Inês Graça, Márcia Guilherme, Pedro Tavares, Alice S. Pereira, Ana I. Ribeiro-Barros

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Actinorhizal plants are key elements of natural ecosystems. Besides their high adaptability to extreme harsh environments, most actinorhizal plants have the capacity to obtain high levels of nitrogen due to their ability to establish symbiosis at the root level with nitrogen-fixing bacteria of the genus Frankia. Symbiosis is an ontogenic process that requires a highly coordinated sequence of events. One of such mechanisms is the induction of defense-related genes, whose main role during the symbiotic interaction remains to be elucidated. In this paper, we discuss the putative function of two defense-related proteins involved in the actinorhizal symbiosis established between Casuarina glauca and Frankia, namely a class III chitinase (CgCHI3) and a glutathione S-transferase (CgGST).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiological Nitrogen Fixation and Beneficial Plant-Microbe Interaction
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages97-107
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-331932528-6
ISBN (Print)978-331932526-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

Keywords

  • Casuarina glauca
  • Chitinase class III
  • Frankia
  • Root nodule symbiosis
  • Tau glutathione S-transferase

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Functional characterization of a chitinase class III (CgCHI3) and a glutathione s-transferase (CgGST) involved in Casuarina glauca-Frankia symbiosis'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this