Medicago turbinata

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Medicago turbinata
Conservation status
secure[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Medicago
Species: M. turbinata
Binomial name
Medicago turbinata
(L.) All.
Synonyms

Medicago polymorpha var. tuberculata Retz.
Medicago polymorpha var. turbinata L.
Medicago spinulosa DC
Medicago tuberculata (Retz.) Willd.

Medicago turbinata or Southern medick is a plant species of the genus Medicago.[1] It is found throughout the Mediterranean basin.[2] It forms a symbiotic relationship with the bacterium Sinorhizobium medicae, which is capable of nitrogen fixation. An unidentified lectin isolated from M. turbinata has shown limited usefulness as a phytohaemagglutinin.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ILDIS page on Medicago turbinata". Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  2. ^ Béna, G., Lyet, A., Huguet, T., and Olivier, I. (2005). "MedicagoSinorhizobium symbiotic specificity evolution and the geographic expansion of Medicago". J. Evol. Biol. 18 (6): 1547–58. doi:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2005.00952.x. PMID 16313467. 
  3. ^ Bird, G. W., Wingham, J. (1983). ""New" lectins for the identification of erythrocyte cryptantigens and the classification of erythrocyte polyagglutinability: Medicago disciformis and Medicago turbinata". J. Clin. Pathol. 36 (2): 195–6. doi:10.1136/jcp.36.2.195. PMC 498150. PMID 6826775.