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Identification of tolerance to soil acidity in inoculant strains of Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. trifolii

Watkin, E.L.J., O’Hara, G.W., Howieson, J.G. and Glenn, A.R. (2000) Identification of tolerance to soil acidity in inoculant strains of Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. trifolii. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 32 (10). pp. 1393-1403.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0038-0717(00)00057-2
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Abstract

The acid-soil tolerance of six strains (WU95, NA3001, WSM409, TA1, NA3025 and NA3039) of Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. trifolii was assessed in a three-year cross-row field experiment in an acid sandy soil of pH 4.2. Strains WSM409, NA3039 and WU95 were more acid-soil tolerant than strains NA3025, TA1 and NA3001. Strains WSM409 and NA3039 colonised and persisted in acid-soil to a greater degree than strains TA1 and NA3001. The data from this study clearly identified strain WSM409 as a strain with outstanding potential for improving the production of clovers on acid soils.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
Publisher: Pergamon Press
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/17521
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