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Taxonomic research pages

The current taxonomy of rhizobia

Update in progress: Jan 2016

This page lists all of the current validly-published binomial names for the rhizobia, which currently consists of 98 species in 13 genera.

Bacteria confused with rhizobia, including Agrobacterium taxonomy

Updated 9 Jan 2016

This page lists bacteria that could be confused with 'true' rhizobia, such as non-nodulating Rhizobium species, and invalid names.

Taxonomy of New Zealand Native Legumes

This page details the current taxonomy of the native legumes present in New Zealand. For the most recent updated data see the nzflora website: