Caption: Bradyrhizobium spp. -a rod prokaryote, nitrogen fixing soil bacterium that forms a symbiotic relationship with nodulated plant root systems (legumes).The bacteria contain a nitrogenase enzyme system that reduces atmospheric nitrogen and produces nitrogen compounds that the plant can use for growth. The plants provide organic compounds for the bacteria to use.
Magnification*: x5,000
Type: SEM
Copyright 1999 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Keywords: 99673A,bacteria,Bradyrhizobium,bacterium,prokaryote,bacilli,bacillus,rod,nitrogen fixing,nitrogen fixation,rhizome,symbiotic,legume,plant root,nodule,soil,nitrogenase enzyme system,SEM