High Salt and High pH Tolerance of New Isolated Rhizobium etli Strains from Egyptian Soils

@article{Shamseldin2004HighSA,
  title={High Salt and High pH Tolerance of New Isolated Rhizobium etli Strains from Egyptian Soils},
  author={Abdelaal Shamseldin and Dietrich Werner},
  journal={Current Microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={50},
  pages={11-16}
}
Saline and alkaline soils are major problems contributing to the low productivity of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) in arid and semi-arid regions such as Egypt. Therefore our study was directed toward selecting strains more tolerant to these environmental stresses. Among seven Rhizobium etli strains isolated from Egyptian soils, we found a high degree of diversity. Strains EBRI 21 and EBRI 26 are highly tolerant to a salt concentration up to 4% NaCl. A positive correlation was found between… CONTINUE READING