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Table 1 Bacterial strains and plasmids used in this study

From: Biofilm formation assessment in Sinorhizobium meliloti reveals interlinked control with surface motility

Strain or plasmid Relevant characteristics a Source or reference
Escherichia coli   
S17.1 thi, pro, recA, hsdR, hsdM, Rp4Tc::Mu, Km::Tn7; Tpr, Smr, Spr [63]
Sinorhizobium meliloti   
GR4 Wild-type [64]
GR4FDCSS GR4 (ΔfadD::SmSp), Smr Spr This study
Rm1021 SU47 expR102::ISRm2011-1, Smr [65]
1021FDCSS Rm1021 (ΔfadD::SmSp), Smr Spr [25]
1021rhbA Rm1021 rhbA::Tn5lac; Smr Nmr [26]
G212rirA Rm1021 (lac, rirA::Km), Smr Kmr O’Connell, M.
Plasmids   
pHC60 IncP plasmid constitutively expressing GFP, Tcr [62]
  1. aTpr, Smr, Spr, Nmr, Kmr, Tcr: abbreviations for resistance to trimethoprim, streptomycin, spectinomycin, neomycin, kanamycin, and tetracycline.