Rhizobium, genus Rhizobium(noun)
the type genus of Rhizobiaceae; usually occur in the root nodules of legumes; can fix atmospheric oxygen
Any of various bacteria, of the genus Rhizobium, that form nodules on the roots of legumes and fix nitrogen
Rhizobium is a genus of Gram-negative soil bacteria that fix nitrogen. Rhizobium forms an endosymbiotic nitrogen fixing association with roots of legumes and Parasponia. The bacteria colonize plant cells within root nodules; here the bacteria convert atmospheric nitrogen to ammonia and then provide organic nitrogenous compounds such as glutamine or ureides to the plant. The plant provides the bacteria with organic compounds made by photosynthesis.
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A genus of gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped bacteria that activate PLANT ROOT NODULATION in leguminous plants. Members of this genus are common soil inhabitants.
The numerical value of Rhizobium in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Rhizobium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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