The taxonomy of rhizobia: an overview

  title={The taxonomy of rhizobia: an overview},
  author={Anne Willems},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
The taxonomy of rhizobia, bacteria capable of nodulating leguminous plants, has changed considerably over the last 20 years, with the original genus Rhizobium, a member of the alpha-Proteobacteria, now divided into several genera. The study of new geographically dispersed host plants, has been a source of many new species and is expected to yield many more. Here we provide an overview of the history of the rhizobia, but focus on the Rhizobium–Allorhizobium–Agrobacterium relationship. Finally… CONTINUE READING

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