survey of chickpea rhizobia diversity in portugal reveals the predominance of species distinct from mesorhizobium ciceri and mesorhizobium mediterraneum.several mesorhizobium species are able to induce effective nodules in chickpea, one of the most important legumes worldwide. our aims were to examine the biogeography of chickpea rhizobia, to search for a predominant species, and to identify the most efficient microsymbiont, considering portugal as a case study. one hundred and ten isolates were obtained from continental portugal and madeira island. the 16s ribosomal rna gene phylogeny revealed that isolates are highly diverse, grouping with mos ...200919468700
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