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Endophytic bacterial diversity in root nodules of native legumes from Indian Thar Desert

Tak, N., Gehlot, H.S., Ardley, J.K., Rathore, M.S., Tripathy, A.K., Shekhawat, N.S., Tiwari, R., Reeve, W., Sprent, J.I. and Howieson, J. (2009) Endophytic bacterial diversity in root nodules of native legumes from Indian Thar Desert. In: 15th Australian Nitrogen Fixation Conference, 8 - 13 November, Margaret River, Western Australia.

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    Abstract

    Arid and semi arid regions of the Indian Thar Desert possess several nodulating native legumes important to the local inhabitants for food, fodder, shelter and medicines. These legumes are useful in dry land Cultivation and soil improvement for rain-fed crops in arid and semi arid areas, The present study was aimed to characterize the genetic diversity of thirty one root nodule bacterial endophytes strains from Tephrosia purpurea and Tephrosia villosa growing in Jodhpur and surrounding districts of Rajasthan (India), These two plants are widely distributed in degraded and waste land in the arid and semi arid regions of many states of India.

    Publication Type: Conference Item
    Murdoch Affiliation: Centre for Rhizobium Studies
    URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/3506
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