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Frankia
A whole alder root nodule.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Frankineae
Family: Frankiaceae
Genus: Frankia
Brunchorst 1886
Species

F. alni

Frankia is a genus of nitrogen fixing filamentous bacteria that live in symbiosis with actinorhizal plants, similar to Rhizobia. Bacteria of this genus form root nodules.

A sectioned Alder root nodule.

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Wikispecies

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Taxonavigation

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Superregnum: Bacteria
Regnum: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Classis: Actinobacteria
Subclassis: Actinobacteridae
Ordo: Actinomycetales
Subordo: Frankineae
Familia: Frankiaceae
Genus: Frankia
Species: F. alni

Name

Frankia Brunch., 1886

Reference

  • Über einige Wurzelanschwellungen, besonders diejenigen von Alnus und den Elaegnaceen. Botanische Institut Tübingen, 1886, 2, 151-177.

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