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Stand Genomic Sci. 2013 Dec 15;9(2):283-93. doi: 10.4056/sigs.4528262. eCollection 2013.

Genome sequence of the Trifolium rueppellianum -nodulating Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. trifolii strain WSM2012.

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  • 1Centre for Rhizobium Studies, Murdoch University, Western Australia, Australia.
  • 2Centre for Rhizobium Studies, Murdoch University, Western Australia, Australia ; Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Australia.
  • 3DOE Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, USA.
  • 4Biological Data Management and Technology Center, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA.
  • 5Los Alamos National Laboratory, Bioscience Division, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA.


Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. trifolii WSM2012 (syn. MAR1468) is an aerobic, motile, Gram-negative, non-spore-forming rod that was isolated from an ineffective root nodule recovered from the roots of the annual clover Trifolium rueppellianum Fresen growing in Ethiopia. WSM2012 has a narrow, specialized host range for N2-fixation. Here we describe the features of R. leguminosarum bv. trifolii strain WSM2012, together with genome sequence information and annotation. The 7,180,565 bp high-quality-draft genome is arranged into 6 scaffolds of 68 contigs, contains 7,080 protein-coding genes and 86 RNA-only encoding genes, and is one of 20 rhizobial genomes sequenced as part of the DOE Joint Genome Institute 2010 Community Sequencing Program.


Alphaproteobacteria; nitrogen fixation; rhizobia; root-nodule bacteria

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