Mesorhizobium loti

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Mesorhizobium loti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Alpha Proteobacteria
Order: Rhizobiales
Family: Phyllobacteriaceae
Genus: Mesorhizobium
Species: M. loti
Binomial name
Mesorhizobium loti
(Jarvis et al. 1982) Jarvis et al. 1997

Mesorhizobium loti, formerly known as Rhizobium loti,[1] is a Gram negative species of bacteria found in the root nodules of many plant species.[2] Its name is a reference to Lotus corniculatus, a flowering plant from which it was originally isolated.

The complete genome sequence of a strain of M. loti was determined in 2000.[3]

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  1. ^ Jarvis, B. D. W.; Van Berkum, P.; Chen, W. X.; Nour, S. M.; Fernandez, M. P.; Cleyet-Marel, J. C.; Gillis, M. (1 July 1997). "Transfer of Rhizobium loti, Rhizobium huakuii, Rhizobium ciceri, Rhizobium mediterraneum, and Rhizobium tianshanense to Mesorhizobium gen. nov.". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology. 47 (3): 895–898. doi:10.1099/00207713-47-3-895. 
  2. ^ Jarvis, B. D. W.; Pankhurst, C. E.; Patel, J. J. (1982). "Rhizobium loti, a New Species of Legume Root Nodule Bacteria". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology. 32 (3): 378–380. doi:10.1099/00207713-32-3-378. ISSN 0020-7713. 
  3. ^ Kaneko, T. (1 January 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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