Table 1.

Nodulation capacities of symbiotic members of the bacterial family Rhizobiaceaea

SpeciesTypical host(s)Host rangeExamples of nonhostsReference(s)
Azorhizobium caulinodans Robinieae (P),Sesbania spp.Compatible only with Sesbania punctata and S. rostrata MIMOSOIDEAE, PAPILIONOIDEAE (except Sesbania)M. Holsters, personal communication
Bradyrhizobium spp.Genisteae (P),Lupinus spp.Acacieae (M), Mimoseae (M), Desmodieae (P), Loteae (P), Psoraleeae (P), Phaseoleae (P), Aeschynomeneae (P)Vicieae (P), Cicereae (P), Trifolieae (P)C. E. Pankhurst and C. W. Ronson, personal communication; H. Meyer z. A. and W. J. Broughton, unpublished data
 Lupinus isolates
Vigna isolates
Phaseoleae (P), Macroptilium, Vignaspp.
Bradyrhizobium elkanii Phaseoleae (P),Glycine spp.Phaseoleae (P), Macroptilium,Vigna spp.Vicieae (P), Cicereae (P), Trifolieae (P)G. Stacey, personal communication
Bradyrhizobium japonicum Phaseoleae (P), Glycine spp.Aeschynomeneae (P), Arachis spp., Phaseoleae (P), Macroptilium,Vigna spp.Vicieae (P), Cicereae (P), Trifolieae (P)G. Stacey, personal communication
Mesorhizobium huakuii Astragalus sinicus Galegeae (P),Astragalus spp.MIMOSOIDEAE, PAPILIONOIDEAE 282
Mesorhizobium loti Loteae (P), Lotus spp., Genisteae (P),Lupinus spp.Mimoseae (M), Mimosa pudica,Leuceana leucocephala; Phaseoleae (P), Macroptilium atropurpureum Vicieae (P), Cicereae (P), Trifolieae (P)G. Stacey, personal communication
Rhizobium sp. strain NGR234Phaseoleae (P), Desmodieae (P)Mimoseae (M), Acacieae (M), Ingeae (M), Sophoreae (P), Dalbergieae (P), Amorpheae (P), Millettieae (P), Robinieae (P), Indigofereae (P), Loteae (P), Galegeae (P), Bossiaeae (P), Mirbelieae (P), Podalyrieae (P), Crotalarieae (P), Thermopsideae (P), Genisteae (P), Psoraleeae (P)Vicieae (P), Cicereae (P), Trifolieae (P) 207
Rhizobium etli Phaseoleae (P), Phaseolus spp.Ingeae (M), Crotalarieae (P), Galegeae (P), Mimoseae (M), Desmodieae (P), Robinieae (P)Robinieae (P) 122; E. Martínez-Romero, personal communication
Rhizobium fredii Phaseoleae (P), Desmodieae (P)Mimoseae (M), Ingeae (M), Sophoreae (P), Amorpheae (P), Millettieae (P), Robinieae (P), Indigofereae (P), Loteae (P)Vicieae (P), Cicereae (P), Trifolieae (P) 207
Rhizobium galegae Galegeae (P), Galega spp.Compatible only with Galegaspp.MIMOSOIDEAE, PAPILIONOIDEAE (except Galega)K. Lindström, personal communication
Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. phaseoliPhaseoleae (P), Phaseolusspp.Phaseoleae (P)MIMOSOIDEAE, Trifolieae (P)E. Martínez-Romero, personal communication
Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. trifoliiTrifolieae (P), Trifoliumspp.Phaseoleae (P), Desmodieae (P), Trifolieae (P),Medicago spp.MIMOSOIDEAE, Phaseoleae (P)H. P. Spaink, personal communication
Rhizobium leguminosarumbv. viciaeVicieae (P), Pisum sativum, Viciaspp. Lathyrus spp. (e.g., L. sativa)MIMOSOIDEAE, Phaseoleae (P), Desmodieae (P)J. A. Downie, personal communication
Rhizobium meliloti Trifolieae (P), Medicago spp.,Melilotus spp., Trigonellaspp.Acacieae (M), Desmodieae (P), Mimoseae (M), Phaseoleae (P), Vicieae (P)J. Dénarié, personal communication
Rhizobium saheli Robinieae (P),Sesbania spp.Acacieae (M), Mimoseae (M) 165; C. Boivin, personal communication
Rhizobium teranga bv. acaciaeAcacieae (M),Acacia spp.Mimoseae (M), Leucaena leucocephala, Prosopis juliflora Robinieae (P),Sesbania spp. 165; C. Boivin, personal communication
Rhizobium teranga bv. sesbaniaeRobinieae (P), Sesbania spp.Acacieae (M), Mimoseae (M) 165; C. Boivin, personal communication
Rhizobium tropici Phaseoleae (P),Phaseolus spp.Galegeae (P), Crotalarieae (P), Desmodieae (P), Mimoseae (M), Robinieae (P), Loteae (P)Vicieae (P), Cicereae (P), Trifolieae (P)E. Martinez-Romero, personal communication
  • a Plants are listed by their subfamilies, tribes, genera, and species. Associations are listed only where fully effective nodulation (i.e., Fix+) has been reported. Subfamily names are listed in capital letters (Caesalpinioideae [C], Mimosoideae [M], and Papilionoideae [P]) (201).