A protein containing heme which functions to bind oxygen in leguminous root nodules.
Leghemoglobin (also leghaemoglobin or legoglobin) 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, te...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leghemoglobin
A haemoglobin-like oxygen-binding haemprotein present in the nitrogen-fixing root nodules of leguminous plants. The red pigment has a molecular weight approximately 1/4 that of haemoglobin and has been suggested to act as an oxido-reduction catalyst in symbiotic nitrogen fixation. ... (12 Dec 1998) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
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