leghaemoglobin


leghaemoglobin
Form of haemoglobin found in the nitrogen-fixing root-nodules of legumes. Binds oxygen, and thus protects the nitrogen-fixing enzyme, nitrogenase, that is oxygen sensitive.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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