Project description:Mesorhizobium metallidurans STM 2683 and Mesorhizobium sp. strain STM 4661 were isolated from nodules of the metallicolous legume Anthyllis vulneraria from distant mining spoils. They tolerate unusually high zinc and cadmium concentrations as compared to other mesorhizobia. This work aims to study the gene expression profiles associated with zinc or cadmium exposure and to identify genes involved in metal tolerance in these two metallicolous Mesorhizobium strains of interest for mine phytostabilization purposes. Mesorhizobium metallidurans STM 2683 and Mesorhizobium sp. strain STM 4661 with three treatments (control, Zn and Cd).
Project description:Arctic Mesorhizobium strain N33 was isolated from nodules of the Oxytropis arctobia in Canada’s eastern Arctic. This symbiotic bacterium can grow from 0 to 30°C, is one of the best known cold-adapted rhizobia, and can fix nitrogen at ~10°C. Here, the key molecular mechanisms of cold adaptation were investigated by determining changes in transcript profiles when cells were treated under eight different temperature conditions, including both sustained and transient cold treatments compared with cells grown at room temperature. Overall design: The analysis used Arctic strain N33 (growth at room temperature) RNA as control (reference) samples for comparison to the experimental samples collected under constant growth at 4°C and 10°C, and five different cold treatment conditions at 2, 4, 8, 60, and 240 min (three biological replicates for each treatment). Dual-dye hybridizations were performed including three biological replicates and two technical replicates (dye flip, Cy5/Cy3) for each treatment for a total of 42 array hybridizations and 84 labelling reactions
Project description:Analysis of gene expression changes of Mesorhizobium alhagi CCNWXJ12-2 under high salt stress. Mesorhizobium alhagi CCNWXJ12-2 is isolated from Alhagi sparsifolia in northwest of China. Total RNA extracted from Mesorhizobium alhagi CCNWXJ12-2 growing in TY medium containing 0.4 M NaCl and 0 M NaCl.