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Figure 1 Legume nodulation and autoregulation. A) Soybean plants grown in nitrogen-poor conditions. Wild-Type (WT) plants form functional root nodules when inoculated with compatible, nitrogen-fixing, Bradyrhizobium japonicum. Non-nodulating mutant plants are unable to form nodules (nod-) and supernodulating mutant plants (nod++) are unable to regulate the number of nodules they form. B) Roots of wild-type (WT) and supernodulating mutant (nod++) common bean plants exhibiting mature nodule structures.