TABLE 5.

Host plant and geographic origin of Medicago-nodulating rhizobia of the group 1 clonal complex

Founder and cofounderSTs included% of rhizobia from host plant of originGeographic locations of origin (% of rhizobia)
M. sativaAnnual medics
ST-1ST-10, ST-32, ST-40, ST-42, ST-44, ST-48, ST-52, ST-53, ST-677327France (5), Jordan (8), Pakistan (38), Syria (16), Nepal (5), exteriora (27)
ST-6ST-14, ST-17, ST-24, ST-26,ST-38, ST-49, ST-882377Jordan (38), Pakistan (15), Syria (23), Nepal (23)
ST-31ST-46, ST-50, ST-68928Pakistan (38), Jordan (4), Nepal (42), exterior (16)
ST-36ST-4, ST-20, ST-39, ST-58, ST-62, ST-78, ST-841288Jordan (50), Pakistan (8), Syria (31), Nepal (4), Turkey (4), exterior (4)
ST-60ST-61, ST-64, ST-65, ST-86100Jordan (7), Syria (86), Turkey (7)
ST-12 (founder)ST-16, ST-21, ST-22, ST-30, ST-33, ST-34, ST-43, ST-45, ST-56, ST-59, ST-66, ST-83, ST-87, ST-904357France (2), Jordan (11), Pakistan (23), Syria (26), Nepal (4), Turkey (17), exterior (17)
  • a Locations exterior to the native range of Medicago include Australia, Canada, Poland, South America, Sweden, and New Zealand.