Nodulated Tree Legumes and Their Symbiotic Bradyrhizobium in African and South-American Tropical Rainforests

  • Y. Prin
  • B. Dreyfus
  • C. Le Roux
  • G. Bena
  • M. Diabaté
  • P. de Lajudie
  • A. Bâ
  • S. M. de Fariaa
  • A. Munive
  • A. Galiana
Conference paper
Part of the Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture book series (PSBA, volume 42)

Leguminosae, the third largest family of angiosperms, are of major agricultural, ecological and economic importance. Several recent studies have clarified the taxonomic and phylogenetic relationships among the 19,400 species that constitute this family and traced the “road map of legume diversity” (Doyle and Lückow, 2003).

Keywords

Doyle Rhizobium rbcL Phytol 

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© Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Prin
    • 1
  • B. Dreyfus
    • 1
  • C. Le Roux
    • 1
  • G. Bena
    • 1
  • M. Diabaté
    • 1
  • P. de Lajudie
    • 1
  • A. Bâ
    • 1
  • S. M. de Fariaa
    • 1
  • A. Munive
    • 1
  • A. Galiana
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire des Symbioses Tropicales et Méditerranéennes (LSTM)Montpellier Cedex 5France

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