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Biochemical Genetics of Nitrogen Fixation in Rhizobium

  • Hauke Hennecke
  • Martin Fuhrmann

Abstract

Members of the genus Rhizobium are gram-negative, aerobic soil bacteria which are able to invade root hairs of leguminous plants (family: Leguminosae) and incite the production of root nodules, wherein the bacteria become symbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacteroids. The Rhizobia are generally classified on the plant affinity concept (cross-inoculation groups) and according to their rapid or slow growth on yeast extract/mineral salts/mannitol medium (Table 1).

Keywords

MoFe Protein Biochemical Genetic Nitrogen Fixation Gene Rhizobium Japonicum Vector pACYC184 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hauke Hennecke
    • 1
  • Martin Fuhrmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für MikrobiologieUniversität MünchenMünchen 19West Germany

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