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The capacity of nodulating bacteria to survive in soil containing various heavy metal elements has been investigated with the aim of promoting the revegetation of mining sites with Medicago sp. Soil samples were collected from three different mining sites and one agricultural site at a location north of Tunisia. Heavy metal composition analysis showed that(More)
The rhizobia present in a single arid region Tunisian soil that nodulate Medicago laciniata and Medicago truncatula were compared. All isolates, 40 from each host, were Sinorhizobium meliloti based on 16S rRNA polymerase chain reaction restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) patterns and subsequent confirmation by sequence analysis of the 16S(More)
As our world becomes warmer, agriculture is increasingly impacted by rising soil salinity and understanding plant adaptation to salt stress can help enable effective crop breeding. Salt tolerance is a complex plant phenotype and we know little about the pathways utilized by naturally tolerant plants. Legumes are important species in agricultural and natural(More)
The purpose of this study was to identify strains of Sinorhizobium meliloti that formed either an effective or completely ineffective symbiosis with Medicago truncatula L. 'Jemalong A17' and, subsequently, to determine whether differences existed between their exoH genes. Sinorhizobium meliloti TII7 and A5 formed an effective and ineffective symbiosis with(More)
In this study we investigated effects of Zn supply on germination, growth, inorganic solutes (Zn, Ca, Fe, and Mg) partitioning and nodulation of Medicago sativa This plant was cultivated with and without Zn (2 mM). Treatments were plants without (control) and with Zn tolerant strain (S532), Zn intolerant strain (S112) and 2 mM urea nitrogen fertilisation.(More)
A total of 45 bacteria were isolated from root nodules of sulla (Hedysarum coronarium L.) in Tunisia and tested for their tolerance to NaCl, alkaline pH and PEG-induced water stress. Tolerance limits varied from 150 to 700 mM for NaCl, from 9 to 10.5 for alkaline pH and from −0.5 to −0.95 MPa for PEG-induced stress. Three effective isolates with variable(More)
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