So in effect, it can be grown in lab. Could you point me to resources
where the optimum growth parameters are mentioned or something like
I'm an masters in technology student in a college in India and am
looking to do a project in a bioprocess control system design to
culture this bacteria.
Jon Monroe wrote:
> Hi Mohit,
>> I used to work on legume root nodules so I'll try to answer your
> question. Rhizobia have two major lifestyles, free living in soil (or a
> culture flask), and as an intracellular symbiont in root nodules of
> legumes. In the free living state they have cell walls and are easy to
> grow. During root nodule development Rhizobia differentiate in various
> ways - they become larger and sometimes branched, express a number of
> different genes associated with N2 fixation, and apparently lose the
> ability to dedifferentiate and reproduce! (I didn't know that when I
> started this response). Some strains do grow slowly (e.g.
> Bradyrhizobium, also referred to as the "slow growers"), but they do
> grow in culture.
>> Hope this helps.
>>>schouse at gmail.com wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Is it possible to culture rhizobium bacteria in a lab bioreactor? I've
> > read somewhere that these bacteria lack a cell wall and cannot be
> > easily cultured?
> > Regards,
> > Mohit.
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