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The scarcity of usable nitrogen frequently limits plant growth. A tight metabolic association with rhizobial bacteria allows legumes to obtain nitrogen compounds by bacterial reduction of dinitrogen (N2) to ammonium (NH4+). We present here the annotated DNA sequence of the alpha-proteobacterium Sinorhizobium meliloti, the symbiont of alfalfa. The tripartite(More)
Representational difference analysis of cDNAs (cDNA-RDA) is a sensitive subtractive hybridization technique capable of isolating rare mRNAs differentially expressed in two cell populations. cDNA-RDA can detect sequences represented at 0.0001% in the starting mRNA. By using reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (PCR), cDNA-RDA also lends itself to(More)
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