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Demonstrating Genetic Diversity in Rhizobia Using Patterns of Carbohydrate Utilization and Intrinsic Antibiotic Resistance

  • Padma Somasegaran
  • Heinz J. Hoben

Abstract

A large range of biochemical and metabolic tests are frequently used to differentiate between rhizobial species. These tests include vitamin requirements, salt, acid and alkali tolerance, carbohydrate utilization, and resistance to antibiotics. Carbohydrate utilization properties are of taxonomic significance, while resistance to low levels of antibiotics can be used for rhizobial strain characterization and identification.

Keywords

Nalidixic Acid Cicer Arietinum Carbohydrate Utilization Kanamycin Sulfate Carbohydrate Solution 
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Key References

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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Padma Somasegaran
    • 1
  • Heinz J. Hoben
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Hawaii NifTAL ProjectPaiaUSA

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