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Gene and DNA Sequence
Record information and status
Record ID
110675
Status
Published
Date of creation
2016-07-13 10:02 UTC (german_bch@bvl.bund.de)
Date of publication
2016-07-21 18:04 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

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General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
Leghaemoglobin gene
Alternate Genetic Element Name (synonyms)
Leghemoglobin
Legoglobin
Abbreviation
CS-Lb-LOTJA
Category of DNA sequence
  • Protein coding sequence
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
No
Donor organism
Donor organism
Lotus japonicus - Birdsfoot trefoil, LOTJA
Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Name of the protein expressed by the coding sequence
Leghaemoglobin
Biological function
Leghaemoglobin is a nitrogen or oxygen carrier, because naturally occurring oxygen and nitrogen interact similarly with this protein; and a hemoprotein found in the nitrogen-fixing root nodules of leguminous plants. It is produced by legumes in response to the roots being colonized by nitrogen-fixing bacteria, termed rhizobia, as part of the symbiotic interaction between plant and bacterium: roots not colonized by Rhizobium do not synthesise leghaemoglobin.

In L. japonicus, this protein is formed in the root nodules, where it ensures the supply of oxygen in the case of minimal partial pressure on free oxygen in tissues.
Related trait(s) or use(s) in biotechnology
  • Changes in physiology and/or production

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