NC_010529:23775 Cupriavidus taiwanensis plasmid pRALTA, complete sequence
Host Lineage: Cupriavidus taiwanensis; Cupriavidus; Burkholderiaceae; Burkholderiales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria
General Information: Cupriavidus taiwanensis LMG19424 was isolated from the root nodule of the legume Mimosa pudica in Taiwan. Cupriavidus taiwanensis, also called Ralstonia taiwanensis or Wautersia taiwanensis is similar to bacteria from the Agrobacterium and Rhizobium genera that form nitrogen-fixing nodules in the roots of various leguminous plants. However, Cupriavidus taiwanensis is only distantly related to these other root nodule-forming bacteria. In Cupriavidus taiwanensis the nodule formation and nitrogen fixation genes are contained a 0.5Mb plasmid.