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n. - A small family of rod-shaped bacteria.

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  • It soon became apparent that certain classes of bacteria (e.g. Rhizobiaceae) contained large plasmids called megaplasmids.
  • Agrobacteria are members of the Rhizobiaceae family, which also includes the benign, nitrogen-fixing organisms Rhizobium and Sinorhizobium.
  • The idea that large megaplasmids in Rhizobiaceae could become plasmids by acquiring essential genes has been around for three decades, at least.
  • The Rhizobiaceae is an unusual bacterial family in that all of its members have either two chromosomes or one chromosome and very large plasmids. for more
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