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Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2011

Festive nodules

The Medicago truncatula  nodules in this picture are taken from the web page of Eva Kondorosi’s group at the CNRS Institut des Sciences du Végétal  in Gif-sur-Yvette near Paris.

Thanks, Eva, for letting me use your picture for my “Christmas tree”!

As most of you probably know, Eva Kondorosi is one of our most distinguished rhizobium researchers.  She has made major contributions to our understanding of plant-bacterial interactions over the years, and continues to do so, as you can see from her very interesting recent publications, many of which focus on the role of plant peptides in  symbiosis.

As well as running her lab in Paris, Eva is Director of the BAYGEN Institute for Plant Genomics  in Szeged, Hungary, and last year, she was elected as a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, which is a great honour and recognition of the significance of her work.  So …a very Merry Christmas to Eva and to all of you who love rhizobia!



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  1. Praveen Rahi permalink

    I wish you Merry Christmas 🙂

  2. Sameh Heikal permalink

    I wish you Prof Peter and all blog members Merry Christmas; hopefully early in 2012 we can establish the 1st Rhizobium network
    Today, I was enough lucky to end 2011 by a fruitful field day in which Rhizobia overcame another environmental stress conditions, salinity on a practical level more than laboratory experiments. In a saline area, nearly voided native rhizobia, extended up to 90 ha around Suez Canal, east of Egypt, faba bean inoculant was able to nodulate faba bean roots. Moreover, after 25 days of planting, nodulated faba bean plants surpassed the un-inoculated chemical N-fertilized plants

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