Exploring the plant-associated bacterial communities in Medicago sativa L Full Text
BMC Microbiology, 05/25/2012
Pini F et al. – In this work authors shed some light on the bacterial communities associated with M. sativa plants, showing that Alphaproteobacteria may constitute an important part of biodiversity in this system, which includes also the well known symbiont S. meliloti. Interestingly, this last species was also found in plant aerial part, by applying cultivation–independent protocols, and a genetic diversity analysis suggested that population structure could be strongly influenced by random drift.