Mesorhizobium metallidurans sp. nov., a metal-resistant symbiont of Anthyllis vulneraria growing on metallicolous soil in Languedoc, France.

A polyphasic taxonomic approach was used to characterize 31 rhizobial isolates obtained from Anthyllis vulneraria, a metallicolous legume species, growing close to a zinc mine in the south of France (Saint Laurent le Minier). Comparative analysis of nearly full-length 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that these Gram-negative bacteria belonged to the genus… CONTINUE READING