genus Rhizobium

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Synonyms for genus Rhizobium

the type genus of Rhizobiaceae

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The bacterium, tentatively named Photorhizobium thompsonum, belongs to the genus Rhizobium, whose members form nofules or swellings on the roots of leguminous plants and supply the plants with usable nitrogen.
We have found that whereas familiar crop and pasture legumes, such as soybeans and clover, form associations with nitrogen fixers of the genus Rhizobium, native legumes, such as acacias, form associations with microbes of the genus Bradyrhizobium.