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Namenodulation factor production
DescriptionThe gene trio nodABC, found in non-photosynthetic rhizobia such as Rhizobium meliloti that form root (not stem) nodules, produce the enzymes that create Nod factors. These mono-N-acylated chitooligosaccharide signals not only trigger the establishment of nitrogen-fixing root nodules, but also vary in ways that determine host range.
Literature References
[ 1 ]Roche P, Maillet F, Plazanet C, Debelle F, Ferro M, Truchet G, Prome JC, Denarie J  The common nodABC genes of Rhizobium meliloti are host-range determinants.  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1996 Dec 24;93(26):15305-10.  PMID 8986807
[ 2 ]Debelle F, Plazanet C, Roche P, Pujol C, Savagnac A, Rosenberg C, Prome JC, Denarie J  The NodA proteins of Rhizobium meliloti and Rhizobium tropici specify the N-acylation of Nod factors by different fatty acids.  Mol Microbiol. 1996 Oct;22(2):303-14.  PMID 8930915

Step NameStep NumRequiredEvidence (Method)Evidence Go Terms
nodulation N-acyltransferase NodAnodAYESTIGR04245 (HMM): N-acyltransferase NodA
chitooligosaccharide deacetylase NodBnodBYESTIGR04243 (HMM): chitooligosaccharide deacetylase NodB
chitooligosaccharide synthase NodCnodCYESTIGR04242 (HMM): chitooligosaccharide synthase NodC