grahamii CCGE502 and do not seem to constitute a single genomic island, instead they were patchily distributed in pRgrCCGE502b. Such genes may have an important role in root colonization and seem to have been preserved during rhizobial divergence. Availability of supporting data The data set supporting the results of this article is available in the Treebase repository, http://treebase.org/treebase-web/search/study/summary.html?id=14994. Acknowledgements This work was supported by PAPIIT IN205412 and Fundacion Produce San Luis Potosi, Mexico. We thank Dr. Susana Brom for her valuable advice on transfer assays, to SB and Dr. Michael Dunn for critically reading
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