Mesorhizobium camelthorni sp. nov., isolated from Alhagi sparsifolia

Wei-Min Chen, Wen-Fei Zhu, Cyril Bontemps, J. Peter W. Young, Ge-Hong Wei

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Nine strains isolated from symbiotic root nodules on Alhagi sparsifolia were previously designated as representing genospecies I. Phylogenetic analyses indicated that genospecies I was related closely to Mesorhizobium alhagi (genospecies II), and clearly formed a new lineage within the genus Mesorhizobium. In this study, we differentiated genospecies I from recognized species of the genus Mesorhizobium based on phylogenetic analyses of additional core genes (recA, glnA), levels of DNA-DNA relatedness (
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)574-579
Number of pages6
JournalInt J Syst Evol Microbiol
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

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