The xylem of rice (Oryza sativa) is colonized by Azorhizobium caulinodans.

@article{Gopalaswamy2000TheXO,
  title={The xylem of rice (Oryza sativa) is colonized by Azorhizobium caulinodans.},
  author={Ganesan Gopalaswamy and Suresh Kannaiyan and Keith O'Callaghan and Michael R. Davey and Edward C. Cocking},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={267 1439},
  pages={103-7}
}
Following inoculation with Azorhizobium caulinodans ORS571 (pXLGD4), lateral root development of rice and colonization of lateral root cracks by bacteria were shown to be stimulated by the flavonoid naringenin. Rice seedlings growing aseptically in the presence of naringenin were inoculated with ORS571 (pXLGD4), carrying the lacZ reporter gene. By microscopic analysis of sections of inoculated rice roots, it has been demonstrated that the xylem of rice roots can be colonized by Azorhizobium… CONTINUE READING

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