A new acid-tolerant nitrogen-fixing bacterium associated with sugarcane

@article{Cavalcante2006ANA,
  title={A new acid-tolerant nitrogen-fixing bacterium associated with sugarcane},
  author={V. A. Cavalcante and Johanna Dobereiner},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2006},
  volume={108},
  pages={23-31}
}
During surveys of bacteria possibly responsible for N2 fixation in sugarcane, root and stem samples were collected in four sugarcane-growing regions in Brazil. A new microaerobic N2-fixing bacterium was isolated from most samples of washed roots and stems from all regions. Isolation procedures were based on semisolid diluted sugarcane juice medium followed by replication to N-free 10% sugar medium acidified with acetic acid to pH 4.5. The new bacterium is an aerobic rod, motile by 1 to 3… 
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