Rhizobia diversity and their effect on the distribution of indigenous legumes in the Cape Floristic Region

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Chimphango, SBM en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Muasya, AM en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Dlodlo, Oscar en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-28T15:02:55Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-28T15:02:55Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Dlodlo, O. 2012. Rhizobia diversity and their effect on the distribution of indigenous legumes in the Cape Floristic Region. Masters’ Thesis. University of Cape Town.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10419
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The Cape Floristic Region (CFR) includes a broad variety of bed rocks and soils are a mosaic of sandstone and shale substrates that give rise to a variety of soil types mainly sandstone, aeolian sands, shale, granite and limestone thereby creating heterogeneity in edaphic conditions. Species composition of plant communities in the CFR is predominantly associated with the parent rock, and the resultant overlying soil. The combination of edaphic and topographical variations, local climate gradients and frequent fires is undoubtedly important in promoting species diversity in the region. The family Fabaceae is the second largest family to Asteraceae in the CFR. It is currently comprised of about 760 species, in 37 genera belonging to 18 tribes. Most of these legumes are in symbiotic association with rhizobia that nodulate and fix nitrogen in the nutrient poor soils...It was, therefore, hypothesized that rhizobia isolates from indigenous legumes of the CFR will cluster phylogenically according to soil types and that the distribution of rhizobia limited that of their compatible host. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Botany en_ZA
dc.title Rhizobia diversity and their effect on the distribution of indigenous legumes in the Cape Floristic Region en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Biological Sciences en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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