[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Sinorhizobium meliloti was isolated from nodules and soil from western Tajikistan, a center of diversity of the host plants (Medicago, Melilotus, and Trigonella species). There was evidence of recombination, but significant disequilibrium, between and within the chromosome and megaplasmids. The most frequent alleles matched those in the published genome sequence.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology 10/2002; 68(9):4694-7. · 3.68 Impact Factor