root nodule

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root nodule

n
(Botany) a swelling on the root of a leguminous plant, such as the pea or clover, that contains bacteria of the genus Rhizobium, capable of nitrogen fixation
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The viscous colonies are selected to test their resistance to heavy metals and their ability to nodulate Hedysarum coronarium L.
These results indicated that isolated strains that are competent to nodulate Cratylia argentea display significant metabolic diversity.
Among the bacteria that can nodulate peanut, several are very efficient and the prospection of bacterial isolates to this crop revealed some promising bacteria as new inoculants (Lyra et al.
African cowpea cultivars are mostly promiscuous and nodulate with indigenous Rhizobium strain present in the soil.
In this study, the results show the presence of native rhizobia that nodulate common bean in fallow soils with no history of growing common bean or inoculation.
Complement may nodulate some species of Borrelia burgdorferi.
Methylotrophic Methylobacterium bacteria nodulate and fix nitrogen in symbiosis with legumes.
She describes plant taxonomy, the global distribution of legumes, ideas on the evolution of nodulation and its development and functioning, bacteria known to nodulate legumes, and the possible development of new uses for legumes and work on underdeveloped legume crops.
The reference strain RCR2011 and 11 local swains chosen according to their molecular profiles and their geographic origin were tested for ability to nodulate and fix nitrogen with M.
For example, bacteria infecting and nodulating white clover will not effectively nodulate soybean.
In addition, this grain legume species also has a reputation for weakness in its ability to nodulate and efficiently fix nitrogen in symbiosis (Graham 1981; Graham & Halliday 1987; Graham et al.