Table 1.

Nodulation capacities of symbiotic members of the bacterial family Rhizobiaceaea

SpeciesTypical host(s)Host rangeExamples of nonhostsReference(s)
Azorhizobium caulinodansRobinieae (P),Sesbania spp.Compatible only with Sesbania punctata and S. rostrataMIMOSOIDEAE, 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(P), Trifolieae (P)C. E. Pankhurst and C. W. Ronson, personal communication; H. Meyer z. A. and W. J. Broughton, unpublished data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 elkaniiPhaseoleae (P),Glycine spp.Phaseoleae (P), Macroptilium,Vigna spp.Vicieae (P), Cicereae (P), Trifolieae (P)G. Stacey, personal communication
Bradyrhizobium japonicumPhaseoleae (P), Glycine spp.Aeschynomeneae (P), Arachis spp., Phaseoleae (P), Macroptilium,Vigna spp.Vicieae (P), Cicereae (P), Trifolieae (P)G. Stacey, personal communication
Mesorhizobium huakuiiAstragalus sinicusGalegeae (P),Astragalus spp.MIMOSOIDEAE, PAPILIONOIDEAE282
Mesorhizobium lotiLoteae (P), Lotus spp., Genisteae (P),Lupinus spp.Mimoseae (M), Mimosa pudica,Leuceana leucocephala; Phaseoleae (P), Macroptilium atropurpureumVicieae (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 etliPhaseoleae (P), Phaseolus spp.Ingeae (M), Crotalarieae (P), Galegeae (P), Mimoseae (M), Desmodieae (P), Robinieae (P)Robinieae (P)122; E. Martínez-Romero, personal communication
Rhizobium frediiPhaseoleae (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 galegaeGalegeae (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 melilotiTrifolieae (P), Medicago spp.,Melilotus spp., Trigonellaspp.Acacieae (M), Desmodieae (P), Mimoseae (M), Phaseoleae (P), Vicieae (P)J. Dénarié, personal communication
Rhizobium saheliRobinieae (P),Sesbania spp.Acacieae (M), Mimoseae (M)165; C. Boivin, personal communication
Rhizobium teranga bv. acaciaeAcacieae (M),Acacia spp.Mimoseae (M), Leucaena leucocephala, Prosopis julifloraRobinieae (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 tropiciPhaseoleae (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).