rhizobia


rhizobia
n. any of several species of bacteria found on the roots of some plants

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Diazotroph — Diazotrophs are bacteria and archaea that fix atmospheric nitrogen gas into a more usable form such as ammonia.[1] A diazotroph is an organism that is able to grow without external sources of fixed nitrogen. Examples of organisms that do this are …   Wikipedia

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  • Life Sciences — ▪ 2009 Introduction Zoology       In 2008 several zoological studies provided new insights into how species life history traits (such as the timing of reproduction or the length of life of adult individuals) are derived in part as responses to… …   Universalium

  • Nod factor — The structure of nod factor from Sinorhizobium meliloti. Nodulation (Nod) factors are signaling molecules produced by bacteria known as rhizobia during the initiation of nodules on the root of legumes. A symbiosis is formed when legumes take up… …   Wikipedia

  • Mutualism (biology) — Hummingbird Hawkmoth drinking from Dianthus. Pollination is a classic example of mutualism. Mutualism is the way two organisms of different species biologically interact in a relationship in which each individual derives a fitness benefit (i.e.,… …   Wikipedia

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