Evaluation of Rhizobia Genetically Engineered for Pesticide Resistence

  title={Evaluation of Rhizobia Genetically Engineered for Pesticide Resistence},
  author={Marco Paolo Nuti and Sergio Casella and Maria B. Pasti},
There is evidence that many herbicides, applied as seed dressing or as a pre-emergence soil treatment, may interfere with nodulation of legumes by rhizobia. An approach for the relief of such a limitation in Rhizobium-legume symbiosis could involve the use of strains specifically constructed for pesticide resistence. As a model system, we evaluated laboratory-constructed strains of R. trifolii and R. leguminosarum resistant to the widely used herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D). 
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