Definition of Genus Rhizobium
1. Noun. The type genus of Rhizobiaceae; usually occur in the root nodules of legumes; can fix atmospheric oxygen.
Generic synonyms: Bacteria Genus
Group relationships: Family Rhizobiaceae, Rhizobiaceae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Rhizobium
Literary usage of Genus Rhizobium
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1. Safety Considerations for Biotechnology: Scale-Up of Micro-Organisms As by Environment Directorate (1995)
"Rhizobia are distinguished by their rate of growth in culture; the fast growing genus Rhizobium (generation time < 6 hours) is comprised of R leguminosarum, ..."
2. National Institutes of Health Bulletin by National Institutes of Health (U.S.) (1920)
"... nitrates to nitrites, and in part also further to ammonia; assimilate atmospheric nitrogen. Renames the genus Rhizobium. Includes R. beijerinckii and R. ..."