The Rhizobium meliloti host range nodQ gene encodes a protein which shares homology with translation elongation and initiation factors.

The Rhizobium meliloti nod region IIb is involved in host-range determination: (i) the presence of region IIb is necessary for transfer of alfalfa root hair curling ability to Rhizobium leguminosarum biovar trifolii; (ii) a mutation in region IIb extends the R. meliloti infection host range to Vicia sativa nigra; (iii) dominance of R. meliloti nod genes… (More)