Azospirillum brasilense

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Azospirillum brasilense
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Alpha Proteobacteria
Order: Rhodospirillales
Family: Rhodospirillaceae
Genus: Azospirillum
Species: A. brasilense
Tarrand, Krieg & Döbereiner, 1978

Azospirillu brasilense is a bacterium.[1] Its type strain is Sp 7 (ATCC 29145). It is nitrogen-fixing and is found in rhizospheres of several grasses.[2]


  1. ^ Tarrand, Jeffrey J.; Krieg, Noel R.; Döbereiner, Johanna (1978). "A taxonomic study of theSpirillum lipoferumgroup, with descriptions of a new genus,Azospirillumgen. nov. and two species,Azospirillum lipoferum(Beijerinck) comb. nov. andAzospirillum brasilensesp. nov.". Canadian Journal of Microbiology 24 (8): 967–980. doi:10.1139/m78-160. ISSN 0008-4166. 
  2. ^ Tien TM, Gaskins MH, Hubbell DH (May 1979). "Plant Growth Substances Produced by Azospirillum brasilense and Their Effect on the Growth of Pearl Millet (Pennisetum americanum L.)". Applied and Environmental Microbiology 37 (5): 1016–24. PMC 243341. PMID 16345372. Retrieved 2013-07-18. 

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