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Characterization Of Photosynthetic Reaction Centers From Bradyrhizobium Strain Btai 1, Isaac P. Forquer Jan 2005

Characterization Of Photosynthetic Reaction Centers From Bradyrhizobium Strain Btai 1, Isaac P. Forquer

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Photosynthetic rhizobia have been studied for about 15 years now. They are now considered to be metabolically aligned with a relatively recently discovered group of bacteria, the anoxygenic aerobic phototrophs (AAP’s).Rhizobia form symbiotic relationships with plants from the Fabaceae family. Photosynthetic rhizobia not only nodulate the roots, as most other rhizobia do, but they also form nodules on the stems of certain leguminous plants. The plant provides carbon to the bacteria and the bacteria provides the plant with soluble nitrogen fixed from the biologically inert but abundant atmospheric N2. A key question regarding photosynthetic rhizobia and other AAP ...