A screening for hydrogen uptake (hup) genes in Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. viciae isolates from different locations within Spain identified no Hup+ strains, confirming the scarcity of the Hup trait in R. leguminosarum. However, five new Hup+ strains were isolated from Ni-rich soils from Italy and Germany. The hup gene variability was studied in these strains and in six available strains isolated from North America. Sequence analysis of three regions within the hup cluster showed an unusually high conservation among strains, with only 0.5–0.6% polymorphic sites, suggesting that R. leguminosarum acquired hup genes de novo in a very recent event.
|Autori:||Fernandez D.; Toffanin A.; Palacios J.M.; Ruiz-Argueso T.; Imperial J.|
|Titolo:||Hydrogenase genes are uncommon and highly conserved in Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. viciae|
|Anno del prodotto:||2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.femsle.2005.09.022|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|