Rhizobium mutualism with plants?
I know that rhizobium is a nitrogen fixing bacteria and it provides nitrogen for the plant but what does the plant do for it to make it a mutual symbiosis?
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
The plant can supply a carbon source (e.g. malate) and/or essential amino acids (e.g. Leucine and Isoleucine). The nitrogen fixing bacteria supplies the plant with a nitrogen source (e.g. NH4+) and sometimes amino acids (e.g. Alanine) in return.Source(s): Microbio grad classes