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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 with leguminous host plants. A polyphasic approach, which included RFLP of PCR-amplified 16S rRNA genes, multilocus enzyme electrophoresis (MLEE), DNA-DNA(More)
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 gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) of whole-cell proteins, DNA-DNA hybridization, and full 16S rRNA gene sequencing. The strains of M. tianshanense formed a cluster which was(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)
The nitrogen-fixing rhizobial symbionts of Sesbania herbacea growing in the nature reserve at the Sierra de Huautla, Mexico, were isolated and characterized. All 104 isolates together with the type strain for Rhizobium galegae, HAMBI 540T, had similar 16S rRNA genes as revealed by PCR-RFLP analysis. Similarity in the sequences of the 16S rRNA genes placed(More)
Forty-eight rhizobial isolates from root nodules of Indigofera and Kummerowia, two genera of annual or perennial wild legumes growing in the Loess Plateau in north-western China, were characterized by a polyphasic approach. Two main groups, cluster 1 and cluster 2, were defined based upon the results of numerical taxonomy, SDS-PAGE of whole-cell proteins(More)
Three rhizobial strains (CCBAU 01393(T), CCBAU 01389 and CCBAU 03239) isolated from nodules of Caragana intermedia grown in saline-alkaline soils in the north of China had identical 16S rRNA genes that showed 99.7 and 99.5 % sequence similarities with those of Rhizobium huautlense SO2(T) and Rhizobium galegae USDA 4128(T), respectively. Phylogenies of the(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)
Twenty-nine rhizobial isolates from root nodules of Astragalus and Lespedeza spp. growing in the Loess Plateau of China were characterized by numerical taxonomy, RFLP and sequencing of PCR-amplified 16S rRNA genes, measurement of DNA G+C content, DNA-DNA relatedness and cross-nodulation with selected legume species. Based on the results of numerical(More)
Agrobacterium sp. II CCBAU 21244 isolated from root nodules of Wisteria sinensis was verified as an endophytic bacterium by inoculation and reisolation tests. However, inoculation with a mixture of this strain and a Sinorhizobium meliloti strain could induce root nodules on W. sinensis and two other woody legumes, which do not form a symbiosis with S.(More)
Five strains isolated from root nodules of Lablab purpureus and Arachis hypogaea grown in the Anhui and Sichuan provinces of China were classified as members of the genus Bradyrhizobium. These strains had identical 16S rRNA gene sequences which shared 99.48 %, 99.48 % and 99.22 % similarity with the most closely related strains of Bradyrhizobium jicamae(More)