• Overexpression of alfalfa SIMK promotes root hair growth, nodule clustering and shoot biomass production

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    Summary
    Nitrogen‐fixing rhizobia and legumes have developed complex mutualistic mechanism that allows to convert atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia. Signaling by mitogen‐activated protein kinases seems to be involved in this symbiotic interaction. Previously, we reported that stress‐induced MAPK shows predominantly nuclear localization in alfalfa root epidermal cells. Nevertheless, SIMK is activated and relocalized to the tips of growing root hairs during their development. SIMK kinase is a well‐known upstream activator of SIMK. Here, we characterized production parameters of transgenic...
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