The genome of Ensifer alkalisoli YIC4027 provides insights for host specificity and environmental adaptations

  title={The genome of Ensifer alkalisoli YIC4027 provides insights for host specificity and environmental adaptations},
  author={Xiaoxiao Dang and Zhihong Xie and Wei Liu and Yu Sun and Xiaoling Liu and Yongqiang Zhu and Christian Staehelin},
  journal={BMC Genomics},
BackgroundEnsifer alkalisoli YIC4027, a recently characterized nitrogen-fixing bacterium of the genus Ensifer, has been isolated from root nodules of the host plant Sesbania cannabina. This plant is widely used as green manure and for soil remediation. E. alkalisoli YIC4027 can grow in saline-alkaline soils and is a narrow-host-range strain that establishes a symbiotic relationship with S. cannabina. The complete genome of this strain was sequenced to better understand the genetic basis of host… 
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