Michał Kalita

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Pairwise comparisons of Genista tinctoria (dyer’s weed) rhizobium nodA, nodC, and nodZ gene sequences to those available in databanks revealed their highest sequence identities to nodulation loci of Bradyrhizobium sp. (Lupinus) strains and rhizobia from other genistoid legumes. On phylogenetic trees, genistoid microsymbionts were grouped together in(More)
Forty three rhizobial strains isolated from root nodules of Genista tinctoria growing in England, Ukraine, and Poland were compared with 21 representatives of the recognized rhizobial species and two unclassified Bradyrhizobium sp. (Lupinus) strains by performing a numerical analysis of 102 phenotypic features and with the reference bradyrhizobia by(More)
In this study, the nitrogen fixing Astragalus glycyphyllos symbionts were characterized by phenotypic properties, restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP), and sequences of 16S rDNA. The generation time of A. glycyphyllos rhizobia in yeast extract mannitol medium was in the range 4–6 h. The studied isolates exhibited a low resistance to antibiotics,(More)
The phylogeny of symbiotic genes of Astragalus glycyphyllos L. (liquorice milkvetch) nodule isolates was studied by comparative sequence analysis of nodA, nodC, nodH and nifH loci. In all these genes phylograms, liquorice milkvetch rhizobia (closely related to bacteria of three species, i.e. Mesorhizobium amorphae, Mesorhizobium septentrionale and(More)
The phylogeny and taxonomic position of slow-growing Genista tinctoria rhizobia from Poland, Ukraine and England were estimated by comparative 16S rDNA, atpD, and dnaK sequence analyses, PCR-RFLP of 16S rDNA, DNA G+C content, and DNA-DNA hybridization. Each core gene studied placed the G. tinctoria rhizobia in the genus Bradyrhizobium cluster with(More)
Rhizobia, producing species-specific exopolysaccharides (EPSs), comprise a very diverse group of soil bacteria that are able to establish nitrogen-fixing symbioses with legumes. Based on the sequences of R. leguminosarum EPS synthesis genes, a sensitive and reliable PCR-based method for identification and subsequent discrimination between Rhizobium species(More)
In this study, the phylogenetic relationship and taxonomic status of six strains, representing different phenons and genomic groups of Astragalus glycyphyllos symbionts, originating from Poland, were established by comparative analysis of five concatenated housekeeping gene sequences (atpD, dnaK, glnA, recA and rpoB), DNA-DNA hybridization and total DNA G+C(More)
DNA-DNA hybridization in microdilution wells was successfully used to determine the overall genomic similarity among Sarothamnus scoparius microsymbionts isolated from Poland and Japan and representatives of Bradyrhizobium species including Bradyrhizobium sp. (Lupinus) USDA3045. Geographically different S. scoparius rhizobia diverged into two genomospecies(More)
We assessed the genomic diversity and genomic relationship of 28 Astragalus glycyphyllos symbionts by three methodologies based on PCR reaction, i.e., RAPD, ERIC-PCR, and AFLP. The AFLP method with one PstI restriction enzyme and selective PstI-GC primer pair had a comparable discriminatory power as ERIC-PCR oneand these fingerprinting techniques(More)
The phylogeny of symbiotic genes of Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust) rhizobia derived from Poland and Japan was studied by comparative sequence analysis of nodA, nodC, nodH, and nifH loci. In phylogenetic trees, black locust symbionts formed a branch of their own suggesting that the spread and maintenance of symbiotic genes within Robinia pseudoacacia(More)