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Title: Azotobacter vinelandii: a Pseudomonas in disguise?
Authors: Rediers, Hans ×
Vanderleyden, Jozef
De Mot, René #
Issue Date: May-2004
Publisher: Society for General Microbiology
Series Title: Microbiology-SGM vol:150 pages:1117-1119
Abstract: Azotobacter vinelandii is a widely distributed free-living soil bacterium. This Gram-negative, strictly aerobic bacterium has many interesting features, including the ability to grow on a wide variety of carbohydrates, alcohols and organic acids, alginate production and nitrogen fixation. Sequence analysis of P. stutzeri genes that are specifically activated in the rice rhizosphere revealed high sequence similarity to A. vinelandii genes. These observations and the availability of a genome sequence of A. vinelandii and several Pseudomonas species urged us to inspect the phylogenetic relationship of A. vinelandii to Pseudomonas sensu stricto. Our in silico data strongly suggest that A. vinelandii belongs to the genus Pseudomonas sensu stricto.
ISSN: 1350-0872
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Microbial and Molecular Systems - miscellaneous
Bioengineering Technology TC, Technology Campus De Nayer Sint-Katelijne-Waver
Technologiecluster Bioengineering Technologie
× corresponding author
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