The effect of waterlogging on the synthesis of the nitrogenase components in bacteroids of Rhizobium leguminosarum in root nodules of Pisum sativum

T. Bisseling, W. van Staveren, A. van Kammen

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Abstract

The effect of waterlogging of root nodules on nitrogenase activity and synthesis was studied in Pisum sativum inoculated with Rhizobium leguminosarum (strain PRE). It was shown that: 1. nitrogenase activity of intact pea plants was decreased by waterlogging, 2. this decrease was paralleled by a decline of the amount of active nitrogenase determined in toluene EDTA treated bacteroids, 3. SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis revealed that the amount of nitrogenase component II (CII) decreased by waterlogging while the amount of component I (CI) was not markedly affected, and 4. analysis of bacteroid proteins after 35SO4 labeling of pea plants showed that CII synthesis was repressed while CI synthesis continued indicating that the synthesis of CI and CII is regulated by independent mechanisms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)687-693
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume93
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1980

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