Surface Properties of Rhizobium meliloti Associated with Symbiosis

  • Joseph Kieber
  • Ralph Clover
  • Turlough M. Finan
  • Ethan R. Signer
Part of the Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture book series (PSBA, volume 3)


Earlier, we described mutants of R. meliloti SU47 deficient in extracellular polysaccharide (EPS) that make aberrant Fix- nodules1,2. Here, we report on other symbiotic mutants with altered lipopolysaccharide (LPS), and also on alterations in the membranes of bacteroids.


Symbiotic Mutant Sucrose Step Gradient Strain SU47 Rhizobium Meliloti Bacteroid Differentiation 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Dordrecht 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Kieber
    • 1
  • Ralph Clover
    • 1
  • Turlough M. Finan
    • 1
  • Ethan R. Signer
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of BiologyMass. Inst. of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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