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Diverse Bacteria Associated with Root Nodules of Spontaneous Legumes in Tunisia and First Report for nifH-like Gene within the Genera Microbacterium and Starkeya
We characterized 34 endophytic bacterial isolates associated to root nodules collected from spontaneous legumes in the arid zone of Tunisia by 16S rDNA polymerase chain reaction (PCR)–restrictionExpand
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Genetic Diversity of Acacia seyal Del. Rhizobial Populations Indigenous to Senegalese Soils in Relation to Salinity and pH of the Sampling Sites
The occurrence and the distribution of rhizobial populations naturally associated to Acacia seyal Del. were characterized in 42 soils from Senegal. The diversity of rhizobial genotypes, asExpand
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The diversity of rhizobia nodulating chickpea (Cicer arietinum) under water deficiency as a source of more efficient inoculants
Abstract Chickpea is an important pulse crop grown mainly in the arid and semi-arid regions. The effect of water deficiency on nodulation, biomass production, and competition for nodule occupancy wasExpand
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Plant gene expression in effective and ineffective root nodules of alfalfa (Medicago sativa)
Expression of plant genes involved in the symbiosis between alfalfa (Medicago sativa) and Rhizobium meliloti has been studied by comparing root and root nodule mRNA populations. Two-dimensional gelExpand
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Rhizobia Isolated from Root Nodules of Tropical Leguminous Trees Characterized Using DNA-DNA dot-blot Hybridisation and rep-PCR Genomic Fingerprinting
Summary Fifty-one fast growing rhizobial strains isolated from root nodules of Acacia Senegal and Prosopis chilensis in Sudan and Kenya were divided into DNA homology groups using non-radioactiveExpand
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Selection of high nitrogen-fixing rhizobia nodulating chickpea ( Cicer arietinum ) for semi-arid Tunisia
Inoculation of grain legumes with rhizobia may improve biological N 2 fixation and crop yield. However, drought, high temperature and soil salinity constrain legume root-nodule formation andExpand
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Nod factor thin-layer chromatography profiling as a tool to characterize symbiotic specificity of rhizobial strains: application to Sinorhizobium saheli, S. teranga, and Rhizobium sp. strains
Rhizobia isolated from Acacia or Sesbania belong to several taxonomic groups, including the newly described species Sinorhizobium sahelì, Sinorhizobium teranga, and the so-called cluster U. AExpand
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Assessment of different on-farm measures of beef cattle temperament for use in genetic evaluation.
The aim of this study was to find a simple measure for calf temperament discrimination, which can be useful as a selection criterion for on-farm French beef cattle breeding schemes. BehavioralExpand
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Phenotypical and genotypical characteristics of root‐nodulating bacteria isolated from annual Medicago spp. in Soummam Valley (Algeria)
Aims:  In the framework of agro‐pastoral system management using local annual medics coupled with their native root‐nodulating bacteria to extend pasture zones, increase forage yields and improveExpand
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Characterization of root-nodulating bacteria on Retama raetam in arid Tunisian soils
Abstract The aim of this study is to investigate the diversity of Retama raetam root-nodule bacteria isolated from arid regions of Tunisia. Twelve isolates, chosen as representative for different 16SExpand
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