Specificity profile of NAT/NCS2 purine transporters in Sinorhizobium ( Ensifer ) meliloti

  • Maria Botou, Vassilis Yalelis, Panayiota Lazou, Iliana Zantza, Konstantinos Papakostas, Vassiliki Charalambous, Emmanuel Mikros, Emmanouil Flemetakis, Stathis Frillingos
  • Molecular Microbiology, April 2020, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1111/mmi.14503

What is it about?

Rhizobia are valuable for sustainable agriculture and the cycling of nitrogen in the biosphere through symbiotic nitrogen fixation. We show that a specific group of rhizobia contains a unique set of purine transporters which allow assimilation of a range of purines and might be relevant to their symbiotic relationship with their legume hosts.

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