Herbaspirillum lusitanum sp. nov., a novel nitrogen-fixing bacterium associated with root nodules of Phaseolus vulgaris.

@article{Valverde2003HerbaspirillumLS,
  title={Herbaspirillum lusitanum sp. nov., a novel nitrogen-fixing bacterium associated with root nodules of Phaseolus vulgaris.},
  author={Angel Valverde and Encarna 4 Vel{\'a}zquez and Carmen Villaverde Gutierrez and Emilio Cervantes and Antonio Ventosa and J. Igual},
  journal={International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={53 Pt 6},
  pages={1979-83}
}
Several bacterial strains were isolated from root nodules of Phaseolus vulgaris plants grown in a soil from Portugal. The strains were Gram-negative, aerobic, curved rod-shaped and motile. The isolates were catalase- and oxidase-positive. The TP-RAPD (two-primer randomly amplified polymorphic DNA) patterns of all strains were identical, suggesting that they belong to the same species. The complete 16S rDNA sequence of a representative strain was obtained and phylogenetic analysis based on the… CONTINUE READING