Chemotaxis by Rhizobium meliloti strain Ve 26 has been studied and conditions required for chemotaxis have been defined, using the Adler capillary assay technique. Several sugars and amino-acids were shown to be attractants with varying effectiveness for this organism: sugars are weak attractants (except gluconate) and amino-acids are good attractants (except unpolar amino-acids).
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Burg, D., Guillaume, J. & Tailliez, R. Chemotaxis by Rhizobium meliloti . Arch. Microbiol. 133, 162–163 (1982). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00413532
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