Nodulation of Cyclopia spp. (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae) by Burkholderia tuberum

Geoffrey N. Elliott, Wen-Ming Chen, Cyril Bontemps, Jui-Hsing Chou, J. Peter W. Young, Janet I. Sprent, Euan K. James

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    Species of the genus Burkholderia, from the Betaproteobacteria, have been isolated from legume nodules, but so far they have only been shown to form symbioses with species of Mimosa, sub-family Mimosoideae. This work investigates whether Burkholderia tuberum strains STM678 (isolated from Aspalathus carnosa) and DUS833 (from Aspalathus callosa) can nodulate species of the South African endemic papilionoid genera Cyclopia (tribe Podalyrieae) and Aspalathus (Crotalarieae) as well as the promiscuous legume Macroptilium atropurpureum (Phaseoleae).

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1403-1411
    Number of pages9
    JournalAnnals of Botany
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007


    • Aspalathus
    • Bacterial Proteins
    • Burkholderia
    • Fabaceae
    • Microscopy, Electron, Transmission
    • Molecular Sequence Data
    • Phylogeny
    • Plant Roots
    • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S
    • Sequence Analysis, DNA
    • Symbiosis


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