Phylogenies of atpD and recA support the small subunit rRNA-based classification of rhizobia.

  title={Phylogenies of atpD and recA support the small subunit rRNA-based classification of rhizobia.},
  author={Michael W. Gaunt and Sarah Lea Turner and Lionel Rigottier-Gois and Susan A Lloyd-MacGilp and J Peter W Young},
  journal={International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology},
  volume={51 Pt 6},
The current classification of the rhizobia (root-nodule symbionts) assigns them to six genera. It is strongly influenced by the small subunit (16S, SSU) rRNA molecular phylogeny, but such single-gene phylogenies may not reflect the evolution of the genome as a whole. To test this, parts of the atpD and recA genes have been sequenced for 25 type strains within the alpha-Proteobacteria, representing species in Rhizobium, Sinorhizobium, Mesorhizobium, Bradyrhizobium, Azorhizobium, Agrobacterium… CONTINUE READING
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