Learn More
Rhizobia in legume root nodules fix nitrogen in symbiosomes, organelle-like structures in which a membrane from the host plant surrounds the symbiotic bacteria. However, the components that transport plant-synthesized lipids to the symbiosome membrane remain unknown. This study identified and functionally characterized the Chinese milk vetch (Astragalus(More)
Purine pathway in Rhizobium is important during the nodulation processes. The purL gene in Sinorhizobium fredii (S. fredii) has been identified to be required for the whole establishment of a nitrogen-fixing nodule. To get a better understanding of the purL gene’s impacts on Rhizobium–plant interaction, the competitive nodulation abilities of S. fredii(More)
Mesorhizobium huakuii 7653R occurs either in nitrogen-fixing symbiosis with its host plant, Astragalus sinicus, or free-living in the soil. The M. huakuii 7653R genome has recently been sequenced. To better understand the complex biochemical and developmental changes that occur in 7653R during bacteroid development, RNA-Seq and Microarrays were used to(More)
The AsPPD1 gene from Astragalus sinicus encodes a purple acid phosphatase. To address the functions of AsPPD1 in legume-rhizobium symbiosis, its expression patterns, enzyme activity, subcellular localization, and phenotypes associated with its over-expression and RNA interference (RNAi) were investigated. The expression of AsPPD1 was up-regulated in roots(More)
The cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L.), peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.), and mung bean (Vigna radiata L.) belong to a group of plants known as the "cowpea miscellany" plants, which are widely cultivated throughout the tropic and subtropical zones of Africa and Asia. However, the phylogeny of the rhizobial strains that nodulate these plants is poorly understood.(More)
During the fermentative process of Bacillus licheniformis LC-11, the dissolved oxygen (DO) and ornithine (Orn) content in the medium fell to zero, indicating that they were the potential limiting factors for cell growth and/or bacitracin biosynthesis. In addition, given that the nitrate-reducing system existing in B. licheniformis could favor cell(More)
Halophilic aromatic yeasts, such as Torulopsis mogii and Zygosaccharomyces rouxii, are usually used for soy sauce fermentation, in order to enhance the flavor and quality of the high-salt oriental food seasoning sauce. However, in the process of soy sauce brewing, salt stress affects the cell growth of the aromatic yeasts and extends the fermentation(More)
This paper aims on the guided wave focus. We propose a phase conjugation method with weighted coefficient to focus dispersive guided waves based on the dispersion characteristics. Through deriving the frequency domain expression of guided waves, we give two source signal algorithms, and name them as optimized and weighted phase conjugation, respectively.(More)
Sinorhizobium fredii YC4B is a spontaneous mutant derivative of strain YC4 that is unable to nodulate soybeans. The second-largest plasmid of strain YC4B, termed pSfrYC4b (810 kb), was transferred to S. fredii HN01SR, a strain which contains three large indigenous plasmids (pSfrHN01a, pSfrHN01b and pSfrHN01c). Surprisingly, two stable indigenous plasmids(More)
Ubiquinone (UQ) has been considered as an electron mediator in electron transfer that generates ATP in Rhizobium under both free-living and symbiosis conditions. When mutated, the dmtH gene has a symbiotic phenotype of forming ineffective nodules on Astragalus sinicus. The gene was isolated from a Mesorhizobium huakuii 7653R transposon-inserted mutant(More)