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BMC genomics DOI:10.1186/1471-2164-9-271

The genome of the versatile nitrogen fixer Azorhizobium caulinodans ORS571.

Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsLee, 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
JournalBMC genomics
Date Published2008/06/04

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.