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Specificity of Rhizobium

All I can think of is inoculating lots of different types of plant seedlings with the bacteria and comparing their growth with uninoculated seedlings.

As the specificity of Rhizobia-plant interactions is dependant upon genes is there some molecular or genomic way of analysing this?

any help at all would be appreciated
- a useful web site or book would also be great

many thanks

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The specificity of rhizobium towards a plant host can vary depending on the species of rhizobium. For a list of specific interactions with good citations see http://mmbr.asm.org/cgi/reprint/59/1/124.pdf and ...

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Examination of the species specific interaction between rhizobium and plants with web references.