|Imsande, Marcia - IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY|
Submitted to: Soybean Genetics Newsletter
Publication Type: Research Notes
Publication Acceptance Date: May 8, 1997
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Because of the importance of nodulation and dinitrogen fixation to soybean and to other legumes, these processes have been incorporated into SoyBase. Nodulation and biological nitrogen fixation involve bacterial enzymes, signals, and metabolites, as well as those of the plant. The broad categories of nodulation include: 1) nodule initiation, development, maturation, and senescence; 2) enzymes and nodulins associated with the process; 3) plant gene symbols, map location, linkage data, and nodulation mutants; 4) source material, including cultivar and bacterium; and 5) Regulation. Complete reference citations are included. This represents the first comprehensive, up-to-date overview of these topics available to the public by computer, and it will be a valuable tool for this aspect of legume research.