Evolutionary genetics and biogeographic structure of Rhizobium gallicum sensu lato, a widely distributed bacterial symbiont of diverse legumes.

@article{Silva2005EvolutionaryGA,
  title={Evolutionary genetics and biogeographic structure of Rhizobium gallicum sensu lato, a widely distributed bacterial symbiont of diverse legumes.},
  author={Cl{\'a}udia Silva and Pablo Vinuesa and Lu{\'i}s Enrique Eguiarte and Val{\'e}ria Nunes de Souza and Esperanza Mart{\'i}nez-Romero},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={14 13},
  pages={4033-50}
}
We used phylogenetic and population genetics approaches to evaluate the importance of the evolutionary forces on shaping the genetic structure of Rhizobium gallicum and related species. We analysed 54 strains from several populations distributed in the Northern Hemisphere, using nucleotide sequences of three 'core' chromosomal genes (rrs, glnII and atpD) and two 'auxiliary' symbiotic genes (nifH and nodB) to elucidate the biogeographic history of the species and symbiotic ecotypes (biovarieties… CONTINUE READING