Query: NC_009956:88354 Dinoroseobacter shibae DFL 12 plasmid pDSHI02, complete sequence Lineage: Dinoroseobacter shibae; Dinoroseobacter; Rhodobacteraceae; Rhodobacterales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: This aerobic anoxygenic phototroph was isolated from cultivated marine dinoflagellates originally from the Bay of Tokyo, Japan. Liquid cultures grown in the dark are distinctly pink, while colonies on complex agar media are dark red.
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General Information: This strain was isolated from a green alder (Alnus crispa) growing in Tadoussac, Canada. These bacteria were originally linked to fungi, because of the mycelium-like filaments many of them form. This bacterium is able to establish a nitrogen-fixing symbiosis with alder (Alnus spp.) and myrtle (Myrica spp.), two pioneer plant genera of temperate regions, found on forest clearings, mine wastes, sand dunes and glacial moraines where nitrogen is the limiting factor. Frankia alni causes root hair deformation: it penetrates the cortical cells and induces the formation of nodules which resemble those induced by Rhizobium in legumes. These nodules are then colonized by vegetative hyphae (mycelium filaments) which differentiate into diazo-vesicles