Herbaspirillum lusitanum

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Herbaspirillum lusitanum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Beta Proteobacteria
Order: Burkholderiales
Family: Oxalobacteraceae
Genus: Herbaspirillum
Binomial name
Herbaspirillum lusitanum
Valverde et al. 2003[1]
Type strain
CCUG 48869

CECT 5661
CIP 108242
DSM 17154
LMG 21710
P6-12
strain P6-12
Valverde P6-12[2]

Herbaspirillum lusitanum is a nitrogen-fixing betaproteobacteria from the genus Herbaspirillum with was found in root nodules of Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris).[3] Phylogenetic analyses have shown that this bacteria belongs to the genus of Herbaspirillum.[3] H. lusitanum lacks any nif genes.[4] A nodD-like gene is present but no other nod genes have been identified. The lack of nif and nod genes suggests that H. lusitanum is an opportunistic bacteria capable of colonizing root nodules and that it is unable to fix nitrogen.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nomenclature, Herbaspirillum lusitanum Valverde et al. 2003
  2. ^ Strain Passport, CCUG 48869 Herbaspirillum lusitanum
  3. ^ a b Angel Valverde, Encarna Velázquez, Carmen Gutiérrez, Emilio Cervantes, Antonio Ventosa and José-Mariano Igua (November 2003). "Herbaspirillum lusitanum sp. nov., a novel nitrogen-fixing bacterium associated with root nodules of Phaseolus vulgaris". IJSEM 53: 1979–1983. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.02677-0. 
  4. ^ a b Vinícius Almir Weissa, Helisson Faoroa, Michelle Zibbetti Tadra-Sfeira, Roberto Tadeu Raittzb, Emanuel Maltempi de Souzaa, Rose Adele Monteiroa, Rodrigo Luis Alves Cardosoa, Roseli Wassema, Leda Satie Chubatsua, Luciano Fernandes Huergoa, Marcelo Müller-Santosa, Maria Berenice Reynaud Steffensa, Liu Un Rigoa, Fábio de Oliveira Pedrosaa and Leonardo Magalhães Cruza (August 2012). "Draft Genome Sequence of Herbaspirillum lusitanum P6-12, an Endophyte Isolated from Root Nodules of Phaseolus vulgaris". J. Bacteriol. 194: 4136–4137. doi:10.1128/JB.00657-12.