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Bacterial endophytes and their interactions with hosts.
Recent molecular studies on endophytic bacterial diversity have revealed a large richness of species. Endophytes promote plant growth and yield, suppress pathogens, may help to remove contaminants,Expand
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Population genetics and phylogenetic inference in bacterial molecular systematics: the roles of migration and recombination in Bradyrhizobium species cohesion and delineation.
A combination of population genetics and phylogenetic inference methods was used to delineate Bradyrhizobium species and to uncover the evolutionary forces acting at the population-species interfaceExpand
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Reclassification of American Rhizobium leguminosarum biovar phaseoli type I strains as Rhizobium etli sp. nov.
A new Rhizobium species that nodulates Phaseolus vulgaris L. is proposed on the basis of a sequence analysis of 16S ribosomal DNA. This taxon, Rhizobium etli sp. nov., was previously named RhizobiumExpand
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Diversity of rhizobia associated with Amorpha fruticosa isolated from Chinese soils and description of Mesorhizobium amorphae sp. nov.
Fifty-five Chinese isolates from nodules of Amorpha fruticosa were characterized and compared with the type strains of the species and genera of bacteria which form nitrogen-fixing symbioses withExpand
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Rhizobium tropici, a novel species nodulating Phaseolus vulgaris L. beans and Leucaena sp. trees.
A new Rhizobium species that nodulates Phaseolus vulgaris L. and Leucaena spp. is proposed on the basis of the results of multilocus enzyme electrophoresis, DNA-DNA hybridization, an analysis ofExpand
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At least five rhizobial species nodulate Phaseolus vulgaris in a Spanish soil
The genetic relationships among bacteria nodulating Phaseolus vulgaris in a soil of Granada, Spain, were investigated by multilocus enzyme electrophoresis, restriction fragment length polymorphismExpand
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Klebsiella variicola, a novel species with clinical and plant-associated isolates.
A new Klebsiella species, K. variicola, is proposed on the basis of total DNA-DNA hybridization, on the monophyly observed in the phylogenetic analysis derived from the sequences of rpoB, gyrA, mdh,Expand
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Phylogenetic and genetic relationships of Mesorhizobium tianshanense and related rhizobia.
The genetic and phylogenetic relationships for strains of Mesorhizobium tianshanense and its relatives were compared by an analysis of the results of sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gelExpand
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Microbially Mediated Plant Functional Traits
Plants are rife with bacteria and fungi that colonize roots and shoots both externally and internally. By providing novel nutritional and defense pathways and influencing plant biochemical pathways,Expand
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Evolutionary genetics and biogeographic structure of Rhizobium gallicum sensu lato, a widely distributed bacterial symbiont of diverse legumes
We used phylogenetic and population genetics approaches to evaluate the importance of the evolutionary forces on shaping the genetic structure of Rhizobium gallicum and related species. We analysedExpand
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