Query: NC_011894:3988500 Methylobacterium nodulans ORS 2060, complete genome Lineage: Methylobacterium nodulans; Methylobacterium; Methylobacteriaceae; Rhizobiales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Methylobacterium nodulans was isolated from root nodules from the legume Crotalaria, a large Fabaceae group found in Africa. Methylobacterium nodulans fixes nitrogen and can grow with C1 compounds, such as methanol and formate, as a sole carbon source.
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General Information: This strain was isolated from Glycine hispida in 1959 in Florida, USA, and has been widely studied because of its superior symbiotic nitrogen fixation with soybeans as compared to other strains. This strain contains a 681 Kb symbiosis island that contains genes for nitrogen fixation and root nodule formation. The chromosome also contains genes resembling those of type III and IV secretion systems.