Author

Paul A. Ward

Publication Date

1980

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Lynch, Darrel L.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Biological Sciences

LCSH

Bacteria, Nitrifying||Beijerinckia||Rhizobium

Abstract

A number of bacterial isolates of uncertain identity with nitrogen-fixing ability were studied for cultural and biochemical characteristics. Five Gram-negative, aerobic, non-spore-forming, nitrogen-fixing, rod-shaped bacteria isolated from New Zealand soils were studied. These bacteria were suspected of belonging to the genus Beijerinckia, but cultural and biochemical characterizations of these bacteria could not conclusively identify them. From the observations and data obtained, a good deal of further classification and identification of many nitrogenfixing bacteria is necessary. A little studied legume, the hog-peanut, native to the midwest, and its rhizobial symbionts were also investigated. Preliminary biochemical and cultural characterizations were established in an attempt to add more knowledge to the poorly understood family Rhizobiaceae.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

48 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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