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A new species that nodulates L. and spp. is proposed on the basis of the results of multilocus enzyme electrophoresis, DNA-DNA hybridization, an analysis of ribosomal DNA organization, a sequence analysis of 16S rDNA, and an analysis of phenotypic characteristics. This taxon, sp. nov., was previously named biovar phaseoli (type II strains) and was recognized by its host range (which includes spp.) and gene organization. In contrast to biovar phaseoli, strains tolerate high temperatures and high levels of acidity in culture and are symbiotically more stable. We identified two subgroups within and describe them in this paper.

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