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Mesorhizobium loti strain MAFF303099 on TY agar (clean).JPG
Mesorhizobium loti strain MAFF303099 on an agar plate.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Alphaproteobacteria
Order: Rhizobiales
Family: Phyllobacteriaceae
Genus: Mesorhizobium
Jarvis et al. 1997
Type species
Rhizobium leguminosarum

Mesorhizobium is a genus of Gram-negative soil bacteria. At least one, the nitrogen fixing species, Mesorhizobium loti, forms symbiotic root nodules with plants in the genus Lotus. Strain MAFF303099 of M. loti has been fully sequenced.[3]


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  2. ^ "List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature—Mesorhizobium". Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Kaneko, T.; et al. (2000). "Complete Genome Structure of the Nitrogen-fixing Symbiotic Bacterium Mesorhizobium loti". DNA Research. 7 (6): 331–338. doi:10.1093/dnares/7.6.331. PMID 11214968. 

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