Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Publication Title

Standards in Genomic Sciences

Abstract

Burkholderia phymatum is a soil bacterium able to develop a nitrogen-fixing symbiosis with species of the legume genus Mimosa, and is frequently found associated specifically with Mimosa pudica. The type strain of the species, STM 815T , was isolated from a root nodule in French Guiana in 2000. The strain is an aerobic, motile, non-spore forming, Gram-negative rod, and is a highly competitive strain for nodulation compared to other Mimosa symbionts, as it also nodulates a broad range of other legume genera and species. The 8,676,562 bp genome is composed of two chromosomes (3,479,187 and 2,697,374 bp), a megaplasmid (1,904,893 bp) and a plasmid hosting the symbiotic functions (595,108 bp).

Keywords

Burkholderia, symbiosis, Mimosa, rhizobia, nitrogen fixation

Volume

9

First Page

763

Last Page

774

DOI

DOI:10.4056/sigs.4861021

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