Mesorhizobium australafricanum


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Mesorhizobium australafricanum van Lill et al., 2024
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van Lill et al., 2024
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Valid (SeqCode)
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L. neut. adj. australis, southern; L. neut. adj. africanum, African; N.L. neut. adj. australafricanum, pertaining to Southern Africa
Nomenclatural type
NCBI Assembly: GCA_033977265.1
Reference strain
Nomenclatural status
Validly published under the SeqCode


Cells are Gram-negative, motile rods. On YM agar, following 5 days of incubation at 28 °C, the colonies are circular, cream, translucent with entire margins and convex elevations with mucoid consistency. The strain was able to grow in the pH range of 5 to 10 and tolerate a NaCl concentration of 0.3 % to 2.5 %. The strain can grow at 10 °C to 35 °C. The strain tested positive for the activity of D-glucose fermentation, urease and esculin hydrolysis. The strain could assimilate 4-nitrophenyl-β,D-galactopyranoside, D-glucose, L-arabinose, D-mannose, D-mannitol, N-acetyl-glucosamine, D-maltose, adipic acid and malic acid. The strain could utilize dextrin, D-maltose, D-trehalose, D-cellubiose, gentiobiose, sucrose, D-turanose, stachyose, D-raffinose, α-D-lactose, D-melibiose, β -methyl-D glucoside, D-salicin, N-acetyl-D glucosamine, N-acetyl- β -D mannosamine, N-acetyl-D galactosamine, N-acetyl neuraminic acid, α-D-glucose, D-mannose, D-fructose, D-galactose, 3-methyl glucose, D-fucose, L- fucose, L-rhamnose, inosine, D-serine, D-sorbitol, D-mannitol, D-arabitol, myo-inositol, glycerol, D- glucose6-PO4, D-fructose6-PO4, D-aspartic acid, gelatin, Glycyl-L-proline, L-alanine, L-arginine, L-aspartic acid, L-glutamic acid, L-histidine, L-pyroglutamic acid, pectin, D-galacturonic acid, L-galactonic acid lactone, D-gluconic acid, D-glucuronic acid, glucuronamide, mucic acid, quinic acid, D-saccharic acid, the reduction of tetrazolium blue, P-Hydroxyphenyl acetic acid, methyl pyruvate, D-lactic acid methyl ester, citric acid, α-keto-glutaric acid, L-lactic acid, D- malic acid, L-malic acid, bromo-succinic acid, nalidixic acid, Tween 40, γ -Amino-butyric acid, β-hydroxy-D-L-butyric acid, acetoacetic acid, propionic acid, acetic acid and formic acid as sole sources of carbon. The strain was able to form effective symbiosis with V. karroo.
Bacteria » Pseudomonadota » Alphaproteobacteria » Hyphomicrobiales » Phyllobacteriaceae » Mesorhizobium » Mesorhizobium australafricanum


NCBI Assembly:GCA_033977265.1
Isolate Genome
Estimated Quality Metrics
  • Completeness: 99.1%
  • Contamination: 0.9%
  • Quality: 94.6
Ribosomal and transfer RNA genes
  • 2 16S rRNAs (up to 100.0%)
  • 2 23S rRNAs (up to 100.0%)
  • tRNAs for 20 amino acids
Sequencing depth
153.1 ×
Other features
  • G+C Content: 63.15%
  • Coding Density: 85.56%
  • Codon Table: 11
  • N50: 348,747 bp
  • Contigs: 76
  • Largest Contig: 726,971 bp
  • Assembly Length: 6,463,337 bp
  • Ambiguous Assembly Fraction: 0.0%
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Local history
Registered by
Van Lill, Melandre 8 months ago
Submitted by
Van Lill, Melandre 6 months ago
Endorsed by
Rodriguez-R, Luis M 3 months ago
Validated by
Rodriguez-R, Luis M about 2 months ago
Date of priority
2024-04-27 05:48 AM (UTC)


Citation Title
van Lill et al., 2024, Systematic and Applied Microbiology SeqCode facilitates naming of South African rhizobia left in limbo
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