Glycine max Transcriptome or Gene expression
Glycine max root nodules of different ages were
sequenced to investigate the involvement of cysteine proteases and
cystatins in the processes of nodule development and senescence
Cysteine protease and cystatin expression and activity during soybean nodule development and senescence
BMC Plant Biol 2014, 14(1):294
Nodules play an important role in fixing atmospheric nitrogen for soybean growth.
Premature senescence of nodules can negatively impact on nitrogen
availability for plant growth and as such we need a better
nodule development and senescence. Cysteine proteases are
known to play a role in nodule senescence, but knowledge is
still fragmented regarding the function their inhibitors
(cystatins) during the development and senescence of soybean
nodules. This study provides the first data with regard to
cystatin expression during nodule developement combined with
biochemical characterization of their inhibition strength.