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Taxonomy and physiology of rhizobia

O'Hara, G.W., Zilli, J.E., Poole, P.S. and Hungria, M. (2016) Taxonomy and physiology of rhizobia. In: Howieson, J.G. and Dilworth, M.J., (eds.) Working with rhizobia. Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Canberra, pp. 125-144.

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Abstract

Rhizobia are common Gram-negative soil-inhabiting bacteria distinguished by the feature that they contain genes required for nodulation (e.g. nod, rhi) and ni¬trogen fixation (e.g. nif, fix). These genes enable them to form a symbiotic asso¬ciation with legumes. Currently there are 15 genera of root nodule bacteria (Ta¬ble 7.1) containing more than 120 described species.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: Centre for Rhizobium Studies
Publisher: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Copyright: © Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) 2016
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/34583
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