Selected References

Barloy-Hubler, F., Capela, D., Barnett, M. J., Kalman, S., Federspiel, N. A., Long, S. R., and Galibert, F. 2000. High resolution physical map of the Sinorhizobium meliloti 1021 pSyma megaplasmid. J. Bacteriol. 184:1185-1189.

Barnett, M. J., R. F. Fisher, T. Jones, C. Komp, P. A. Abola, F. Barloy-Hubler, L. Bowser, D. Capela, F. Galibert, J. Gouzy, M. Gurjal, A. Hong, L. Huizar, R. W. Hyman, D. Kahn, M. L. Kahn, S. Kalman, D. H. Keating, C. Palm, M. C. Peck, R. Surzycki, D. H. Wells, K.-C. Yeh, R. W. Davis, N. A. Federspiel and Long, S. R. (2001). Nucleotide sequence and predicted functions of the entire Sinorhizobium meliloti pSymA megaplasmid. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 98:9883-9888

Burkhardt, B., D. Schillik, and A. Pühler. 1987. Physical characterization of Rhizobium meliloti megaplasmids. Plasmid 17:13-25

Capela, D., F. Barloy-Hubler, J. Gouzy, G. Bothe, F. Ampe, J. Batut, P. Boistard, A. Becker, M. Boutry, E. Cadieu, S. Dréano, S. Gloux, T. Godrie, A. Goffeau, D. Kahn, E. Kiss, V. Lelaure, D. Masuy, T. Pohl, D. Portetelle, A. Pühler, B. Purnelle, U. Ramsperger, C. Renard, P. Thébault, M. Vandenbol, S. Weidner and Galibert, F. (2001). Analysis of the chromosome sequence of the legume symbiont Sinorhizobium meliloti. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 98:9877-9882

Capela, D., Barloy-Hubler, F., Gatius, M. T., Gouzy, J., and Galibert, F. 1999. A high-density physical map of Sinorhizobium meliloti 1021 chromosome derived from bacterial artifical chromosome library. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A 96:9357-9362.

Casadeus, J., and Oliveres, J. 1979. Rough and fine linkage mapping of the Rhizobium meliloti chromosome. Mol. Gen. Genet. 174:203-209

Charles, T. C., and Finan, T. F. 1990. Genetic map of Rhizobium meliloti megaplasmid pRm3SU47b. J. Bacteriol. 172:2469-2476.

Charles, T. C., and Finan, T. M. 1991. Analysis of a 1600-kilobase Rhizobium meliloti megaplasmid using defined deletions generated in vivo. Genetics 127:5-20.

De Lajudie, P., Willems, A., Pot, B., Dewettinck, D., Maestrojuan, G., Neyra, M., Collins, M. D., Dreyfus, B., Kersters, K., and Gillis, M. 1994. Polyphasic taxonomy of rhizobia: Emendation of the genus Sinorhizobium and description of Sinorhizobium comb. nov., Sinorhizobium saheli sp. nov. and Sinorhizobium teranga sp. nov. Int. Journal of Systemic Bacteriol. 44:715-733.

Finan, T. M., S. Weidner, P. Chain, J. Buhrmester, K. Wong, F.-J. Vorhölter, I. Hernandez-Lucas, A. Becker, A. Cowie, J. Gouzy, J. Golding and Pühler, A. (2001). The complete sequence of the 1,683 kilobase pSymB megaplasmid from the N2-fixing endosymbiont Sinorhizobium meliloti. 98:9889-9894

Freiberg, C., Fellay, R., Bairoch, A., Broughton, W. J., Rosenthal, A. and Perret, X. 1997. Molecular basis of symbiosis between Rhizobium and legumes. Nature 387:394-401.

Gage, D. J., Bobo, T., and Long, S. R. 1996. Use of green fluorescent protein to visualize the early events of symbiosis between Rhizobium meliloti and alfalfa (Medicago sativa). J. Bacteriol. 178:7159-7166.

Galibert, F., T. M. Finan, S. R. Long, A. Pühler, A. P. Abola, F. Ampe, F. Barloy-Hubler, M. J. Barnett, A. Becker, P. Boistard, G. Bothe, M. Boutry, L. Bowser, J. Buhrmester, E. Cadieu, D. Capela, P. Chain, A. Cowie, R. W. Davis, S. Dréano, N. A. Federspiel, R. F. Fisher, S. Gloux, T. Godrie, A. Goffeau, B. Golding, J. Gouzy, M. Gurjal, I. Hernandez-Lucas, A. Hong, L. Huizar, R. W. Hyman, T. Jones, D. Kahn, M. Kahn, S. Kalman, D. H. Keating, E. Kiss, C. Komp, V. Lelaure, D. Masuy, C. Palm, M. C. Peck, T. M. Pohl, D. Portetelle, B. Purnelle, U. Ramsperger, R. Surzycki, P. Thébault, M. Vandenbol, F.-J. Vorhölter, S. Weidner, D. H. Wells, K. Wong, K.-C. Yeh and Batut, J. (2001). The composite genome of the legume symbiont Sinorhizobium meliloti. Science. 293:668-672

Glazebrook, J., Meiri, G., and Walker, G. C. 1992. Genetic mapping of symbiotic loci on the Rhizobium meliloti chromosome. Mol. Plant-Microbe Int. 5:223-227.

Göttfert, M., S. Röthlisberger, et al. (2001). Potential symbiosis-specific genes uncovered by sequencing a 410-kilobase DNA region of the Bradyrhizobium japonicum chromosome. J. Bacteriol. 183(1405-1412).

Honeycutt, R. J., McClelland, M., and Sobral, B. W. S. 1993. Physical map of the genome of Rhizobium meliloti 1021. J. Bacteriol. 175:6945-6952.

Hynes, M. F., and Finan, T. M. 1998. Chapter 2: General Genetic Knowledge. In: Spaink HP, Kondorosi A, Hooykaas PJJ, ed. The Rhizobiaceae p. 25-43 Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers,

Hynes, M. F., Quandt, J., O'Connell, M. P., and Pühler, A. 1989. Direct selection for curing and deletion of Rhizobium plasmids using transposons carrying the Bacillus subtilis sacB gene. Gene 78:111-120.

Jumas-Bilak, E., Michaux-Charachon, S., Bourg, G., Ramuz, M., and Allardet-Servent, A. 1998. Unconventional genomic organization in the alpha subgroup of the Proteobacteria. J. Bacteriol. 180:2749-2755.

Kaneko, T., Y. Nakamura, et al. (2000). Complete genome structure of the nitrogen-fixing symbiotic bacterium Mesorhizobium loti. DNA Research 7: 331-338.

Meade, H. M., and Signer, E. R. 1977. Genetic mapping of Rhizobium meliloti. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 74:2076-2078.

Meade, H. M., Long, S. R., Ruvkun, G. B., Brown, S. E., and Ausubel, F. M. 1982. Physical and genetic characterization of symbiotic and auxotrophic mutants of Rhizobium meliloti induced by transposon Tn5 mutagenesis. J. Bacteriol. 149:114-122. (reference for strain 1021)

Perret, X., Freiberg, C., Rosenthal, A., Broughton, W. J. and Fellay, R. 1999. High-resolution analysis of the symbiotic plasmid of Rhizobium sp. NGR234. Mol. Microbiol. 32:415-425.

Sobral, B. W. S., Honeycutt, R. J., and Atherly, A. G. 1991. The genomes of the family Rhizobiaceae: size, stability, and rarely cutting restriction endonucleases. J. Bacteriol. 173:704-709.

Sobral, B. W. S., Honeycutt, R. J., Atherly, A. G., and McClelland, M. 1991. Electrophoretic separation of the three Rhizobium meliloti replicons. J. Bacteriol. 173:5173-5180.

Thorstenson, Y. R., Hunicke-Smith, S. P., Oefner, P. J., and Davis, R. W. 1998. An automated hydrodynamic process for controlled, unbiased DNA shearing. Genome Research 8:848-855.


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