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Research Article

Functional Adaptation of a Plant Receptor- Kinase Paved the Way for the Evolution of Intracellular Root Symbioses with Bacteria

  • Katharina Markmann,

    Affiliations: Genetics, Faculty of Biology, Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Munich, Germany, The Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre, Norwich, United Kingdom

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  • Gábor Giczey,

    Affiliation: The Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre, Norwich, United Kingdom

    ¤ Current address: Quintiles, Budapest, Hungary

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  • Martin Parniske mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: parniske@lmu.de

    Affiliations: Genetics, Faculty of Biology, Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Munich, Germany, The Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre, Norwich, United Kingdom

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  • Published: March 04, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060068

About the Authors

Katharina Markmann, Martin Parniske
Genetics, Faculty of Biology, Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Munich, Germany
Katharina Markmann, Gábor Giczey, Martin Parniske
The Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre, Norwich, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: parniske@lmu.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

KM, GG and MP conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, and analyzed the data. KM and MP wrote the paper.