medicago truncatula

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Summary: A plant species of the family FABACEAE used to study GENETICS because it is DIPLOID, self fertile, has a small genome, and short generation time.

Top Publications

  1. Liu W, Chen A, Luo L, Sun J, Cao L, Yu G, et al. Characterization and expression analysis of Medicago truncatula ROP GTPase family during the early stage of symbiosis. J Integr Plant Biol. 2010;52:639-52 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, seven cDNA clones coding for ROP GTPases have been isolated in Medicago truncatula, and conserved and divergent domains are identified in these predicted MtROP proteins...
  2. Coba de la Peña T, Redondo F, Manrique E, Lucas M, Pueyo J. Nitrogen fixation persists under conditions of salt stress in transgenic Medicago truncatula plants expressing a cyanobacterial flavodoxin. Plant Biotechnol J. 2010;8:954-65 pubmed publisher
    ..legume nitrogen fixation under saline conditions, the flavodoxin gene was introduced into the model legume Medicago truncatula. Expression of flavodoxin did not confer saline tolerance to the whole plant, although the sensitive ..
  3. Pumplin N, Zhang X, Noar R, Harrison M. Polar localization of a symbiosis-specific phosphate transporter is mediated by a transient reorientation of secretion. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012;109:E665-72 pubmed publisher
    ..periarbuscular membrane, that contains a unique set of proteins including phosphate transporters such as Medicago truncatula MtPT4 [Javot et al...
  4. Seabra A, Silva L, Carvalho H. Novel aspects of glutamine synthetase (GS) regulation revealed by a detailed expression analysis of the entire GS gene family of Medicago truncatula under different physiological conditions. BMC Plant Biol. 2013;13:137 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Medicago truncatula provides an excellent model system to study GS, as it contain a very simple GS gene family comprising only ..
  5. Fliegmann J, Uhlenbroich S, Shinya T, Martinez Y, Lefebvre B, Shibuya N, et al. Biochemical and phylogenetic analysis of CEBiP-like LysM domain-containing extracellular proteins in higher plants. Plant Physiol Biochem. 2011;49:709-20 pubmed publisher
    ..We analyzed a representative of each type, MtLYM1 and MtLYM2, from Medicago truncatula at the biochemical level and with respect to their expression patterns and observed some similarities but ..
  6. Bozsó Z, Maunoury N, Szatmari A, Mergaert P, Ott P, Zsíros L, et al. Transcriptome analysis of a bacterially induced basal and hypersensitive response of Medicago truncatula. Plant Mol Biol. 2009;70:627-46 pubmed publisher
    Research using the well-studied model legume Medicago truncatula has largely focused on rhizobium symbiosis, while little information is currently available for this species on pathogen-induced transcriptome changes...
  7. Rodríguez Celma J, Lattanzio G, Grusak M, Abadía A, Abadía J, López Millán A. Root responses of Medicago truncatula plants grown in two different iron deficiency conditions: changes in root protein profile and riboflavin biosynthesis. J Proteome Res. 2011;10:2590-601 pubmed publisher
    ..synthesis pathway, including qPCR and riboflavin determination, to investigate Fe-deficiency responses in Medicago truncatula plants grown with and without CaCO(3)...
  8. Xi J, Chen Y, Nakashima J, Wang S, Chen R. Medicago truncatula esn1 defines a genetic locus involved in nodule senescence and symbiotic nitrogen fixation. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2013;26:893-902 pubmed publisher
    Symbiotic interaction between Medicago truncatula and Sinorhizobium meliloti results in the formation on the host roots of new organs, nodules, in which biological nitrogen fixation takes place...
  9. Chen H, Li F, Yuan H, Xiao X, Yang G, Wu L. Abscopal signals mediated bio-effects in low-energy ion irradiated Medicago truncatula seeds. J Radiat Res. 2010;51:651-6 pubmed
    ..In this study, the bio-effects and the preliminary mechanisms of low energy ion beam irradiation on Medicago truncatula were investigated...
  10. de Z licourt A, Diet A, Marion J, Laffont C, Ariel F, Moison M, et al. Dual involvement of a Medicago truncatula NAC transcription factor in root abiotic stress response and symbiotic nodule senescence. Plant J. 2012;70:220-30 pubmed publisher
    Legume crops related to the model plant Medicago truncatula can adapt their root architecture to environmental conditions, both by branching and by establishing a symbiosis with rhizobial bacteria to form nitrogen-fixing nodules...

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Publications62

  1. Liu W, Chen A, Luo L, Sun J, Cao L, Yu G, et al. Characterization and expression analysis of Medicago truncatula ROP GTPase family during the early stage of symbiosis. J Integr Plant Biol. 2010;52:639-52 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, seven cDNA clones coding for ROP GTPases have been isolated in Medicago truncatula, and conserved and divergent domains are identified in these predicted MtROP proteins...
  2. Coba de la Peña T, Redondo F, Manrique E, Lucas M, Pueyo J. Nitrogen fixation persists under conditions of salt stress in transgenic Medicago truncatula plants expressing a cyanobacterial flavodoxin. Plant Biotechnol J. 2010;8:954-65 pubmed publisher
    ..legume nitrogen fixation under saline conditions, the flavodoxin gene was introduced into the model legume Medicago truncatula. Expression of flavodoxin did not confer saline tolerance to the whole plant, although the sensitive ..
  3. Pumplin N, Zhang X, Noar R, Harrison M. Polar localization of a symbiosis-specific phosphate transporter is mediated by a transient reorientation of secretion. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012;109:E665-72 pubmed publisher
    ..periarbuscular membrane, that contains a unique set of proteins including phosphate transporters such as Medicago truncatula MtPT4 [Javot et al...
  4. Seabra A, Silva L, Carvalho H. Novel aspects of glutamine synthetase (GS) regulation revealed by a detailed expression analysis of the entire GS gene family of Medicago truncatula under different physiological conditions. BMC Plant Biol. 2013;13:137 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Medicago truncatula provides an excellent model system to study GS, as it contain a very simple GS gene family comprising only ..
  5. Fliegmann J, Uhlenbroich S, Shinya T, Martinez Y, Lefebvre B, Shibuya N, et al. Biochemical and phylogenetic analysis of CEBiP-like LysM domain-containing extracellular proteins in higher plants. Plant Physiol Biochem. 2011;49:709-20 pubmed publisher
    ..We analyzed a representative of each type, MtLYM1 and MtLYM2, from Medicago truncatula at the biochemical level and with respect to their expression patterns and observed some similarities but ..
  6. Bozsó Z, Maunoury N, Szatmari A, Mergaert P, Ott P, Zsíros L, et al. Transcriptome analysis of a bacterially induced basal and hypersensitive response of Medicago truncatula. Plant Mol Biol. 2009;70:627-46 pubmed publisher
    Research using the well-studied model legume Medicago truncatula has largely focused on rhizobium symbiosis, while little information is currently available for this species on pathogen-induced transcriptome changes...
  7. Rodríguez Celma J, Lattanzio G, Grusak M, Abadía A, Abadía J, López Millán A. Root responses of Medicago truncatula plants grown in two different iron deficiency conditions: changes in root protein profile and riboflavin biosynthesis. J Proteome Res. 2011;10:2590-601 pubmed publisher
    ..synthesis pathway, including qPCR and riboflavin determination, to investigate Fe-deficiency responses in Medicago truncatula plants grown with and without CaCO(3)...
  8. Xi J, Chen Y, Nakashima J, Wang S, Chen R. Medicago truncatula esn1 defines a genetic locus involved in nodule senescence and symbiotic nitrogen fixation. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2013;26:893-902 pubmed publisher
    Symbiotic interaction between Medicago truncatula and Sinorhizobium meliloti results in the formation on the host roots of new organs, nodules, in which biological nitrogen fixation takes place...
  9. Chen H, Li F, Yuan H, Xiao X, Yang G, Wu L. Abscopal signals mediated bio-effects in low-energy ion irradiated Medicago truncatula seeds. J Radiat Res. 2010;51:651-6 pubmed
    ..In this study, the bio-effects and the preliminary mechanisms of low energy ion beam irradiation on Medicago truncatula were investigated...
  10. de Z licourt A, Diet A, Marion J, Laffont C, Ariel F, Moison M, et al. Dual involvement of a Medicago truncatula NAC transcription factor in root abiotic stress response and symbiotic nodule senescence. Plant J. 2012;70:220-30 pubmed publisher
    Legume crops related to the model plant Medicago truncatula can adapt their root architecture to environmental conditions, both by branching and by establishing a symbiosis with rhizobial bacteria to form nitrogen-fixing nodules...
  11. He J, Benedito V, Wang M, Murray J, Zhao P, Tang Y, et al. The Medicago truncatula gene expression atlas web server. BMC Bioinformatics. 2009;10:441 pubmed publisher
    ..Transcriptomics studies in the model legume species, Medicago truncatula, are instrumental in helping to formulate hypotheses about the role of legume genes...
  12. Zhao Q, Gallego Giraldo L, Wang H, Zeng Y, Ding S, Chen F, et al. An NAC transcription factor orchestrates multiple features of cell wall development in Medicago truncatula. Plant J. 2010;63:100-14 pubmed publisher
    To identify genes controlling secondary cell wall biosynthesis in the model legume Medicago truncatula, we screened a Tnt1 retrotransposon insertion mutant population for plants with altered patterns of lignin autofluorescence...
  13. Branca A, Paape T, Zhou P, Briskine R, Farmer A, Mudge J, et al. Whole-genome nucleotide diversity, recombination, and linkage disequilibrium in the model legume Medicago truncatula. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011;108:E864-70 pubmed publisher
    b>Medicago truncatula is a model for investigating legume genetics, including the genetics and evolution of legume-rhizobia symbiosis...
  14. Seabra A, Vieira C, Cullimore J, Carvalho H. Medicago truncatula contains a second gene encoding a plastid located glutamine synthetase exclusively expressed in developing seeds. BMC Plant Biol. 2010;10:183 pubmed publisher
    ..This study reports the existence of a second nuclear gene encoding a plastid located GS in Medicago truncatula. ..
  15. Osipova M, Mortier V, Demchenko K, Tsyganov V, Tikhonovich I, Lutova L, et al. Wuschel-related homeobox5 gene expression and interaction of CLE peptides with components of the systemic control add two pieces to the puzzle of autoregulation of nodulation. Plant Physiol. 2012;158:1329-41 pubmed publisher
    ..quot; Here, we focus on the role of the WOX5 transcription factor upon nodulation in Medicago truncatula and pea (Pisum sativum) that form indeterminate nodules...
  16. Rogers C, Wen J, Chen R, Oldroyd G. Deletion-based reverse genetics in Medicago truncatula. Plant Physiol. 2009;151:1077-86 pubmed publisher
    ..A population of 156,000 Medicago truncatula plants has been structured as 13 towers each representing 12,000 M2 plants...
  17. Rodríguez Celma J, Lin W, Fu G, Abadía J, López Millán A, Schmidt W. Mutually exclusive alterations in secondary metabolism are critical for the uptake of insoluble iron compounds by Arabidopsis and Medicago truncatula. Plant Physiol. 2013;162:1473-85 pubmed publisher
    ..changes in the transcriptome of two model species, Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) and Medicago truncatula. Transcriptional profiling by RNA sequencing revealed a massive up-regulation of genes coding for enzymes ..
  18. Limpens E, Ivanov S, van Esse W, Voets G, Fedorova E, Bisseling T. Medicago N2-fixing symbiosomes acquire the endocytic identity marker Rab7 but delay the acquisition of vacuolar identity. Plant Cell. 2009;21:2811-28 pubmed publisher
    ..We show that in Medicago truncatula, the small GTPases Rab5 and Rab7 are endosomal membrane identity markers, marking different (partly ..
  19. Guo S, Kamphuis L, Gao L, Klingler J, Lichtenzveig J, Edwards O, et al. Identification of distinct quantitative trait loci associated with defence against the closely related aphids Acyrthosiphon pisum and A. kondoi in Medicago truncatula. J Exp Bot. 2012;63:3913-22 pubmed publisher
    Aphids are a major family of plant insect pests. Medicago truncatula and Acyrthosiphon pisum (pea aphid, PA) are model species with a suite of resources available to help dissect the mechanism underlying plant-aphid interactions...
  20. Samac D, Penuela S, Schnurr J, Hunt E, Foster Hartnett D, VandenBosch K, et al. Expression of coordinately regulated defence response genes and analysis of their role in disease resistance in Medicago truncatula. Mol Plant Pathol. 2011;12:786-98 pubmed publisher
    ..technology was used to identify the genes associated with disease defence responses in the model legume Medicago truncatula. Transcript profiles from M. truncatula cv...
  21. Cannon S, May G, Jackson S. Three sequenced legume genomes and many crop species: rich opportunities for translational genomics. Plant Physiol. 2009;151:970-7 pubmed publisher
  22. Schnabel E, Mukherjee A, Smith L, Kassaw T, Long S, Frugoli J. The lss supernodulation mutant of Medicago truncatula reduces expression of the SUNN gene. Plant Physiol. 2010;154:1390-402 pubmed publisher
    ..We report the identification of a mutant in nodule regulation in Medicago truncatula, like sunn supernodulator (lss), which displays shoot-controlled supernodulation and short roots, similar ..
  23. Zhou C, Han L, Pislariu C, Nakashima J, Fu C, Jiang Q, et al. From model to crop: functional analysis of a STAY-GREEN gene in the model legume Medicago truncatula and effective use of the gene for alfalfa improvement. Plant Physiol. 2011;157:1483-96 pubmed publisher
    b>Medicago truncatula has been developed into a model legume. Its close relative alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is the most widely grown forage legume crop in the United States. By screening a large population of M...
  24. Murray J, Muni R, Torres Jerez I, Tang Y, Allen S, Andriankaja M, et al. Vapyrin, a gene essential for intracellular progression of arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis, is also essential for infection by rhizobia in the nodule symbiosis of Medicago truncatula. Plant J. 2011;65:244-52 pubmed publisher
    ..Recently, it has been discovered that in Medicago truncatula, the Vapyrin (VPY) gene is essential for the establishment of the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis...
  25. Horchani F, Pr vot M, Boscari A, Evangelisti E, Meilhoc E, Bruand C, et al. Both plant and bacterial nitrate reductases contribute to nitric oxide production in Medicago truncatula nitrogen-fixing nodules. Plant Physiol. 2011;155:1023-36 pubmed publisher
    ..In the model legume Medicago truncatula, NO production has been detected in the nitrogen fixation zone of the nodule, but the systems responsible ..
  26. Marino D, Andrio E, Danchin E, Oger E, Gucciardo S, Lambert A, et al. A Medicago truncatula NADPH oxidase is involved in symbiotic nodule functioning. New Phytol. 2011;189:580-92 pubmed publisher
    ..Using sequence similarity searches, we identified seven putative RBOH-encoding genes in the Medicago truncatula genome. A phylogenetic reconstruction showed that Rboh gene duplications occurred in legume species...
  27. Cheng X, Wen J, Tadege M, Ratet P, Mysore K. Reverse genetics in medicago truncatula using Tnt1 insertion mutants. Methods Mol Biol. 2011;678:179-90 pubmed publisher
    b>Medicago truncatula has been chosen as one of the two model species for legume molecular genetics and functional genomics studies. With the imminent completion of M...
  28. Horvath B, Yeun L, Domonkos A, Halasz G, Gobbato E, Ayaydin F, et al. Medicago truncatula IPD3 is a member of the common symbiotic signaling pathway required for rhizobial and mycorrhizal symbioses. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2011;24:1345-58 pubmed publisher
    ..genes required for intracellular accommodation of nitrogen-fixing bacteria and AM fungi, we characterized Medicago truncatula symbiotic mutants defective for rhizobial infection of nodule cells and colonization of root cells by AM ..
  29. Devers E, Branscheid A, May P, Krajinski F. Stars and symbiosis: microRNA- and microRNA*-mediated transcript cleavage involved in arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. Plant Physiol. 2011;156:1990-2010 pubmed publisher
    ..AM symbiosis, we carried out high-throughput (Illumina) sequencing of small RNAs and degradome tags of Medicago truncatula roots. This led to the annotation of 243 novel miRNAs...
  30. Sankaran R, Huguet T, Grusak M. Identification of QTL affecting seed mineral concentrations and content in the model legume Medicago truncatula. Theor Appl Genet. 2009;119:241-53 pubmed publisher
    ..The main objectives of this study were to use a Medicago truncatula recombinant inbred population (Jemalong-6 x DZA 315...
  31. Jasiński M, Kachlicki P, Rodziewicz P, Figlerowicz M, Stobiecki M. Changes in the profile of flavonoid accumulation in Medicago truncatula leaves during infection with fungal pathogen Phoma medicaginis. Plant Physiol Biochem. 2009;47:847-53 pubmed publisher
    b>Medicago truncatula is a model species for the study of the unique secondary metabolism in legumes. LC/MS/MS analysis was used to identify and profile flavonoid glycoconjugates and free aglycones in leaves of M...
  32. Sieberer B, Chabaud M, Fournier J, Timmers A, Barker D. A switch in Ca2+ spiking signature is concomitant with endosymbiotic microbe entry into cortical root cells of Medicago truncatula. Plant J. 2012;69:822-30 pubmed publisher
    ..Live-tissue imaging using calcium cameleon reporters expressed in Medicago truncatula roots has revealed that distinct Ca(2+) oscillatory profiles correlate with specific stages of ..
  33. Rey T, Nars A, Bonhomme M, Bottin A, Huguet S, Balzergue S, et al. NFP, a LysM protein controlling Nod factor perception, also intervenes in Medicago truncatula resistance to pathogens. New Phytol. 2013;198:875-86 pubmed publisher
    ..To study this question, nfp and lyk3 LysM-receptor like kinase mutants of Medicago truncatula that are affected in the early steps of nodulation, were analysed following inoculation with Aphanomyces ..
  34. Miao Z, Li D, Zhang Z, Dong J, Su Z, Wang T. Medicago truncatula transporter database: a comprehensive database resource for M. truncatula transporters. BMC Genomics. 2012;13:60 pubmed publisher
    b>Medicago truncatula has been chosen as a model species for genomic studies. It is closely related to an important legume, alfalfa. Transporters are a large group of membrane-spanning proteins...
  35. Gil Quintana E, Larrainzar E, Arrese Igor C, Gonzalez E. Is N-feedback involved in the inhibition of nitrogen fixation in drought-stressed Medicago truncatula?. J Exp Bot. 2013;64:281-92 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Medicago truncatula plants were symbiotically grown with a split-root system and exposed to gradual water deprivation...
  36. Imin N, Mohd Radzman N, Ogilvie H, Djordjevic M. The peptide-encoding CEP1 gene modulates lateral root and nodule numbers in Medicago truncatula. J Exp Bot. 2013;64:5395-409 pubmed publisher
    ..of MtCEP1, a member of the CEP (C-terminally encoded peptide) signaling peptide family, was examined in Medicago truncatula root development...
  37. Chen L, Wang T, Zhao M, Zhang W. Ethylene-responsive miRNAs in roots of Medicago truncatula identified by high-throughput sequencing at whole genome level. Plant Sci. 2012;184:14-9 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Medicago truncatula is a model plant widely used for investigation of molecular biology in legume species...
  38. Yousfi N, Slama I, Ghnaya T, Savoure A, Abdelly C. Effects of water deficit stress on growth, water relations and osmolyte accumulation in Medicago truncatula and M. laciniata populations. C R Biol. 2010;333:205-13 pubmed publisher
    The effects of water stress were investigated in two Tunisian Medicago truncatula populations collected from arid (Mt-173) and sub-humid (Mt-664) climates and two Tunisian M...
  39. Gubry Rangin C, Garcia M, Bena G. Partner choice in Medicago truncatula-Sinorhizobium symbiosis. Proc Biol Sci. 2010;277:1947-51 pubmed publisher
    ..strains. In this study, we focused on the widely studied symbiotic association Medicago truncatula-Sinorhizobium meliloti, which forms indeterminate nodules...
  40. Nolan K, Kurdyukov S, Rose R. Expression of the SOMATIC EMBRYOGENESIS RECEPTOR-LIKE KINASE1 (SERK1) gene is associated with developmental change in the life cycle of the model legume Medicago truncatula. J Exp Bot. 2009;60:1759-71 pubmed publisher
    ..As more is learnt about these genes, the view of their role in plant development has broadened. The Medicago truncatula MtSERK1 gene has been associated with somatic embryogenesis and in vitro root formation...
  41. Mor re Le Paven M, Viau L, Hamon A, Vandecasteele C, Pellizzaro A, Bourdin C, et al. Characterization of a dual-affinity nitrate transporter MtNRT1.3 in the model legume Medicago truncatula. J Exp Bot. 2011;62:5595-605 pubmed publisher
    ..NO(3)(-) was studied by a quantitative genetic approach in a recombinant inbred line (RIL) population of Medicago truncatula. A quantitative trait locus (QTL) on chromosome 5 appeared to be particularly relevant because it was seen ..
  42. Peel G, Pang Y, Modolo L, Dixon R. The LAP1 MYB transcription factor orchestrates anthocyanidin biosynthesis and glycosylation in Medicago. Plant J. 2009;59:136-49 pubmed publisher
    ..However, PAP1 does not activate anthocyanin biosynthesis in the model legume Medicago truncatula or in alfalfa (Medicago sativa)...
  43. Baier M, Keck M, Gödde V, Niehaus K, Küster H, Hohnjec N. Knockdown of the symbiotic sucrose synthase MtSucS1 affects arbuscule maturation and maintenance in mycorrhizal roots of Medicago truncatula. Plant Physiol. 2010;152:1000-14 pubmed publisher
    The relevance of the symbiosis-induced Medicago truncatula sucrose synthase gene MtSucS1 for an efficient arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM) was studied using two independent antisense lines that displayed up to 10-fold reduced SucS1 levels in ..
  44. Recorbet G, Valot B, Robert F, Gianinazzi Pearson V, Dumas Gaudot E. Identification of in planta-expressed arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal proteins upon comparison of the root proteomes of Medicago truncatula colonised with two Glomus species. Fungal Genet Biol. 2010;47:608-18 pubmed publisher
    ..to enlarge the coverage of in planta expressed-mycorrhiza-related proteins, the root proteome responses of Medicago truncatula upon colonisation with two AM fungi, Glomus mosseae and G...
  45. Cheng X, Peng J, Ma J, Tang Y, Chen R, Mysore K, et al. NO APICAL MERISTEM (MtNAM) regulates floral organ identity and lateral organ separation in Medicago truncatula. New Phytol. 2012;195:71-84 pubmed publisher
    ..In a forward screen of the tobacco retrotransposon1 (Tnt1) insertion population in Medicago truncatula, we isolated a weak allele of the no-apical-meristem mutant mtnam-2...
  46. Djébali N, Jauneau A, Ameline Torregrosa C, Chardon F, Jaulneau V, Mathe C, et al. Partial resistance of Medicago truncatula to Aphanomyces euteiches is associated with protection of the root stele and is controlled by a major QTL rich in proteasome-related genes. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2009;22:1043-55 pubmed publisher
    A pathosystem between Aphanomyces euteiches, the causal agent of pea root rot disease, and the model legume Medicago truncatula was developed to gain insights into mechanisms involved in resistance to this oomycete. The F83005...
  47. Banasiak J, Biala W, Staszków A, Swarcewicz B, Kepczynska E, Figlerowicz M, et al. A Medicago truncatula ABC transporter belonging to subfamily G modulates the level of isoflavonoids. J Exp Bot. 2013;64:1005-15 pubmed publisher
    ..The experiments described here demonstrated that the level of Medicago truncatula ABCG10 (MtABCG10) mRNA was elevated following application of fungal oligosaccharides to plant roots...
  48. Kim G, Nam Y. A novel Δ(1)-pyrroline-5-carboxylate synthetase gene of Medicago truncatula plays a predominant role in stress-induced proline accumulation during symbiotic nitrogen fixation. J Plant Physiol. 2013;170:291-302 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we isolated MtP5CS3, a third gene, from Medicago truncatula, whose predicted polypeptide sequence is highly similar to those of previously isolated MtP5CS1 and MtP5CS2 ..
  49. Friesen M, Cordeiro M, Penmetsa R, Badri M, Huguet T, Aouani M, et al. Population genomic analysis of Tunisian Medicago truncatula reveals candidates for local adaptation. Plant J. 2010;63:623-35 pubmed publisher
    ..To facilitate association studies in the model legume Medicago truncatula, we present a genome-scale polymorphism scan using existing Affymetrix microarrays...
  50. Doidy J, Van Tuinen D, Lamotte O, Corneillat M, Alcaraz G, Wipf D. The Medicago truncatula sucrose transporter family: characterization and implication of key members in carbon partitioning towards arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Mol Plant. 2012;5:1346-58 pubmed publisher
    ..transport of sucrose from photosynthetic source leaves towards sink organs in the model leguminous species Medicago truncatula. The identification and functional analysis of sugar transporters provide key information on mechanisms ..
  51. Nars A, Rey T, Lafitte C, Vergnes S, Amatya S, Jacquet C, et al. An experimental system to study responses of Medicago truncatula roots to chitin oligomers of high degree of polymerization and other microbial elicitors. Plant Cell Rep. 2013;32:489-502 pubmed publisher
    ..In parallel, we developed a versatile root elicitation bioassay in the model legume Medicago truncatula, using a hydroponic culture system and the Phytophthora β-glucan elicitor as a control elicitor...
  52. Chen M, Shen X, Li D, Ma L, Dong J, Wang T. Identification and characterization of MtMTP1, a Zn transporter of CDF family, in the Medicago truncatula. Plant Physiol Biochem. 2009;47:1089-94 pubmed publisher
    ..In this report, we have identified MtMTP1, a Zn transporter of the CDF family in the legume model plant Medicago truncatula. The ORF of the MtMTP1 cDNA encodes a protein consisting of 407 amino acid residues with a predicted ..
  53. Zhou R, Jackson L, Shadle G, Nakashima J, Temple S, Chen F, et al. Distinct cinnamoyl CoA reductases involved in parallel routes to lignin in Medicago truncatula. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010;107:17803-8 pubmed publisher
    ..We identified two CCR genes in the model legume Medicago truncatula. CCR1 exhibits preference for feruloyl CoA, but CCR2 prefers caffeoyl and 4-coumaroyl CoAs, exhibits ..
  54. Zhang Q, Blaylock L, Harrison M. Two Medicago truncatula half-ABC transporters are essential for arbuscule development in arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. Plant Cell. 2010;22:1483-97 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we report a Medicago truncatula mutant, stunted arbuscule (str), in which arbuscule development is impaired and AM symbiosis fails...
  55. Morieri G, Martinez E, Jarynowski A, Driguez H, Morris R, Oldroyd G, et al. Host-specific Nod-factors associated with Medicago truncatula nodule infection differentially induce calcium influx and calcium spiking in root hairs. New Phytol. 2013;200:656-62 pubmed publisher
    ..Sinorhizobium meliloti nodL and nodF mutations additively reduce infection of Medicago truncatula. Nod-factors made by the nodL mutant lack an acetyl group; mutation of nodF causes the nitrogen (N)-linked ..
  56. Maillet F, Poinsot V, André O, Puech Pages V, Haouy A, Gueunier M, et al. Fungal lipochitooligosaccharide symbiotic signals in arbuscular mycorrhiza. Nature. 2011;469:58-63 pubmed publisher
    ..In the legume Medicago truncatula these signals stimulate root growth and branching by the symbiotic DMI signalling pathway...
  57. Del Giudice J, Cam Y, Damiani I, Fung Chat F, Meilhoc E, Bruand C, et al. Nitric oxide is required for an optimal establishment of the Medicago truncatula-Sinorhizobium meliloti symbiosis. New Phytol. 2011;191:405-17 pubmed publisher
    ..promoter, we detected NO production in the first steps, during infection threads growth, of the Medicago truncatula-Sinorhizobium meliloti symbiotic interaction...
  58. Garms S, Köllner T, Boland W. A multiproduct terpene synthase from Medicago truncatula generates cadalane sesquiterpenes via two different mechanisms. J Org Chem. 2010;75:5590-600 pubmed publisher
    ..The multiproduct sesquiterpene synthase MtTPS5 isolated from Medicago truncatula produces 27 products from farnesyl diphosphate (1, FDP)...
  59. Grzebelus D, Gładysz M, Macko Podgórni A, Gambin T, Golis B, Rakoczy R, et al. Population dynamics of miniature inverted-repeat transposable elements (MITEs) in Medicago truncatula. Gene. 2009;448:214-20 pubmed publisher
    ..We describe four MITE families related to MtPH transposons mined de novo in the genome of Medicago truncatula, together with one previously described family MITRAV...
  60. Haney C, Riely B, Tricoli D, Cook D, Ehrhardt D, Long S. Symbiotic rhizobia bacteria trigger a change in localization and dynamics of the Medicago truncatula receptor kinase LYK3. Plant Cell. 2011;23:2774-87 pubmed publisher
    To form nitrogen-fixing symbioses, legume plants recognize a bacterial signal, Nod Factor (NF). The legume Medicago truncatula has two predicted NF receptors that direct separate downstream responses to its symbiont Sinorhizobium ..
  61. Nayak S, Zhu H, Varghese N, Datta S, Choi H, Horres R, et al. Integration of novel SSR and gene-based SNP marker loci in the chickpea genetic map and establishment of new anchor points with Medicago truncatula genome. Theor Appl Genet. 2010;120:1415-41 pubmed publisher
    ..were developed from transcript sequences that are highly conserved between chickpea and its near relative Medicago truncatula. By using these three approaches, 175 new marker loci along with 407 previously reported marker loci were ..
  62. Sieh D, Watanabe M, Devers E, Brueckner F, Hoefgen R, Krajinski F. The arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis influences sulfur starvation responses of Medicago truncatula. New Phytol. 2013;197:606-16 pubmed publisher
    ..We applied different sulfur and phosphate fertilization treatments to Medicago truncatula and investigated whether mycorrhizal colonization influences leaf metabolite composition and the expression ..