I am currently pursuing research on the association between the water
fern, Azolla and the filamentous nitrogen fixing cyanobacterium,
Anabaena. At this time, I am particularly interested in studying the
expression of genes that may be important in the establishment and
maintenance of symbioses. I am therefore writing to enquire as to
whether some of you would be willing to send me the genes such as 'vir'
from Agrobacterium spp. and/or 'nod' from Rhizobium spp in order to use
them for heterologous hybridization. I thank you in advance for your
cooperation and if any one of you possess these genes, please contact me
by email at lechns at rpi.edu.
My departmental address is:
Biology Dept (MRC 335)
Rensselaer Polytech. Inst.,
Troy, NY 12180-3590,