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Methylotrophic Methylobacterium bacteria nodulate and fix nitrogen in symbiosis with legumes.
Rhizobia described so far belong to three distinct phylogenetic branches within the alpha-2 subclass of Proteobacteria. Here we report the discovery of a fourth rhizobial branch involving bacteria ofExpand
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Establishing nitrogen-fixing symbiosis with legumes: how many rhizobium recipes?
Rhizobia are phylogenetically disparate alpha- and beta-proteobacteria that have achieved the environmentally essential function of fixing atmospheric nitrogen (N(2)) in symbiosis with legumes. AllExpand
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Legumes Symbioses: Absence of Nod Genes in Photosynthetic Bradyrhizobia
Leguminous plants (such as peas and soybeans) and rhizobial soil bacteria are symbiotic partners that communicate through molecular signaling pathways, resulting in the formation of nodules on legumeExpand
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A New Type of Bacteriophytochrome Acts in Tandem with a Classical Bacteriophytochrome to Control the Antennae Synthesis in Rhodopseudomonas palustris*
Phytochromes are chromoproteins found in plants and bacteria that switch between two photointerconvertible forms via the photoisomerization of their chromophore. These two forms, Pr and Pfr, absorbExpand
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Bacteriophytochrome controls photosystem synthesis in anoxygenic bacteria
Plants use a set of light sensors to control their growth and development in response to changes in ambient light. In particular, phytochromes exert their regulatory activity by switching between aExpand
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Methylobacterium nodulans sp. nov., for a group of aerobic, facultatively methylotrophic, legume root-nodule-forming and nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
Data on 72 non-pigmented bacterial strains that specifically induce nitrogen-fixing root nodules on the legume species Crotalaria glaucoides, Crotalaria perrottetii and Crotalaria podocarpa areExpand
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Photosynthetic Bradyrhizobia Are Natural Endophytes of the African Wild Rice Oryza breviligulata
ABSTRACT We investigated the presence of endophytic rhizobia within the roots of the wetland wild rice Oryza breviligulata, which is the ancestor of the African cultivated rice Oryza glaberrima. ThisExpand
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Photosynthetic Bradyrhizobia from Aeschynomene spp. Are Specific to Stem-Nodulated Species and Form a Separate 16S Ribosomal DNA Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism Group
ABSTRACT We obtained nine bacterial isolates from root or collar nodules of the non-stem-nodulated Aeschynomene species A. elaphroxylon, A. uniflora, or A. schimperi and 69 root or stem noduleExpand
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Degradation of Raw Starch by a Wild Amylolytic Strain of Lactobacillus plantarum.
Lactobacillus plantarum A6, isolated from fermented cassava, can break down cassava raw starch that has not been subjected to preliminary physicochemical treatment. When the pH was kept at 6, theExpand
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Isolation and physiological study of an amylolytic strain of Lactobacillus plantarum
SummaryAn amylolytic lactic acid bacterium identified as Lactobacillus plantarum was isolated from cassava roots (Manihot esculenta var. Ngansa) during reting. The amylolytic enzyme synthesized wasExpand
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