|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Lee, KB, De Backer, P, Aono, T, Liu, CT, Suzuki, S, Suzuki, T, Kaneko, T, Yamada, M, Tabata, S, Kupfer, DM, Najar, FZ, Wiley, GB, Roe, B, Binnewies, TT, Ussery, DW, D'Haeze, W, Herder, JD, Gevers, D, Vereecke, D, Holsters, M, Oyaizu, H|
Biological nitrogen fixation is a prokaryotic process that plays an essential role in the global nitrogen cycle. Azorhizobium caulinodans ORS571 has the dual capacity to fix nitrogen both as free-living organism and in a symbiotic interaction with Sesbania rostrata. The host is a fast-growing, submergence-tolerant tropical legume on which A. caulinodans can efficiently induce nodule formation on the root system and on adventitious rootlets located on the stem.