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Legume species belonging to the genus Lespedeza are annual or perennial herb or shrub plants that grow in the northern hemisphere. They are known for the formation of root nodules, but little information is available about their microsymbionts. In this study, 58 root-nodule isolates from Lespedeza spp., obtained from China and the USA, were characterized(More)
A total of 63 strains of rhizobia isolated from Hainan Province, a tropical region of the People's Republic of China, and 27 representative strains belonging to the genera Rhizobium, Bradyrhizobium, and Agrobacterium were compared by performing numerical taxonomy, DNA hybridization, and DNA base composition analysis to determine the relationships among(More)
Agrobacterium strains have been frequently isolated from the root nodules of different legumes. Various possible mechanisms have been proposed to explain the existence of these bacteria in nodules, but there is no sufficient experimental evidence to support the estimations. In this work, we proved that the Agrobacterium strain CCBAU 81181, which was(More)
Thirteen slow-growing rhizobial strains isolated from root nodules of soybean (Glycine max L.) grown in Daqing city in China were classified in the genus Bradyrhizobium based on 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis. Multilocus sequence analysis of IGS, atpD, glnII and recA genes revealed that the isolates represented a novel clade in this genus. DNA-DNA(More)
Bacterial strain CCBAU 25048(T) was isolated from root nodules of Kummerowia stipulacea grown in Shandong province of China. Cells of the strain were Gram-negative, strictly aerobic, non-spore-forming, motile short rods. Phylogeny of 16S rRNA gene sequences revealed that the strain belonged to the genus Shinella, a member of family Rhizobiaceae. Its closest(More)
A total of 115 endophytic bacteria were isolated from root nodules of the wild legume Sphaerophysa salsula grown in two ecological regions of Loess Plateau in China. The genetic diversity and phylogeny of the strains were revealed by restriction fragment length polymorphism and sequencing of 16S rRNA gene and enterobacterial repetitive intergenic(More)
Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) and mung bean (Vigna radiata) are important legume crops yet their rhizobia have not been well characterized. In the present study, 62 rhizobial strains isolated from the root nodules of these plants grown in the subtropical region of China were analyzed via a polyphasic approach. The results showed that 90% of the analyzed(More)
To investigate the community composition and biogeography of soybean rhizobia in Xinjiang, a total of 151 strains were investigated with RFLP and phylogenetic analyses of 16S rRNA gene, 16S–23S intergenic spacer, three housekeeping genes (atpD, glnII and recA), and two symbiotic genes (nifH and nodC), as well as cross-nodulation. Two rhizobial species,(More)
Thirty-one rhizobial strains isolated from nodules of legumes native of Xinjiang, China, were characterized. These strains were classified as belonging to the genus Rhizobium based on amplified 16S rDNA restriction analysis (ARDRA). The strains were distinguished from recognized Rhizobium species using analysis of 16S-23S rDNA intergenic spacers (IGS-RFLP),(More)
In the present study, a total of 154 bacterial strains isolated from nodules of eighteen Vicia species mainly grown in the temperate Chinese provinces were characterized by ARDRA, ITS PCR–RFLP, BOX-PCR, sequencing of 16S rDNA, nodC, nifH, atpD and glnII, and nodulation tests. The results demonstrated that most of the R. leguminosarum strains were effective(More)