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Figure 5. | Standards in Genomic Sciences

Figure 5.

From: Complete Genome sequence of Burkholderia phymatum STM815T, a broad host range and efficient nitrogen-fixing symbiont of Mimosa species

Figure 5.

B. phymatum STM815T was compared to 3 others Burkholderia strains from similar and different ecological niches: a legume symbiont (B. phenoliruptrix BR3459a, a Mimosa flocculosa nodule symbiont from Brazil [37,38]; a soil bacterium (B. xenovorans LB400) and a human opportunistic pathogen (B. cenocepacia AU1054). The core genomes of all four bacteria yielded 1,582 gene families. Each bacterium had more gene families specific to its species, (from 3,002 to 5,656 depending on strain) than shared ones (1,582 core gene families). There were 418 gene families specific to the two Mimosa symbionts (STM815 and BR3459a), including symbiosis-related genes (nod genes) and nitrogen fixation genes (nif, fix), glutamine transporters, biosynthesis genes of the phytohormone indol acetic acid (IAA), and hydrogenase genes (hup, hyp).

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