The development of a species-specific marker for the analysis of the genetic polymorphism of the nitrogen-fixing symbiotic bacterium Sinorhizobium meliloti directly from environmental DNA is reported. The marker is based on terminal-restriction fragment length polymorphism (T-RFLP) methodology targeting specifically the 16S-23S Ribosomal Intergenic Spacer of S. meliloti. Species-specificity and polymorphism of the marker were tested on DNA extracted from soil samples and from a collection of 130 S. meliloti bacterial isolates. These primers and the T-RFLP approach proved useful for the detection and analysis of polymorphism of S. meliloti populations. © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Development of a cultivation-independent approach for the study of genetic diversity of Sinorhizobium meliloti populations

Pini F.;
2010

Abstract

The development of a species-specific marker for the analysis of the genetic polymorphism of the nitrogen-fixing symbiotic bacterium Sinorhizobium meliloti directly from environmental DNA is reported. The marker is based on terminal-restriction fragment length polymorphism (T-RFLP) methodology targeting specifically the 16S-23S Ribosomal Intergenic Spacer of S. meliloti. Species-specificity and polymorphism of the marker were tested on DNA extracted from soil samples and from a collection of 130 S. meliloti bacterial isolates. These primers and the T-RFLP approach proved useful for the detection and analysis of polymorphism of S. meliloti populations. © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
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