ensifer meliloti bv. lancerottense establishes nitrogen-fixing symbiosis with lotus endemic to the canary islands and shows distinctive symbiotic genotypes and host range.eleven strains were isolated from root nodules of lotus endemic to the canary islands and they belonged to the genus ensifer, a genus never previously described as a symbiont of lotus. according to their 16s rrna and atpd gene sequences, two isolates represented minority genotypes that could belong to previously undescribed ensifer species, but most of the isolates were classified within the species ensifer meliloti. these isolates nodulated lotus lancerottensis, lotus corniculatus and lotus jap ...200919477097
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