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Table 1 Origin of the strains

From: Genomic characterization of Ensifer aridi, a proposed new species of nitrogen-fixing rhizobium recovered from Asian, African and American deserts

Strain name Country Area/region GPS coordinates Biome type Soil of origin Isolation method Host Reference
LMR001 Morocco Merzouga desert N 31°5′43″/W 3°57′56″ Hot desert Sand dune without vegetation Trapping Acacia gummifera Sakrouhi et al., 2016 [11]
LMR013 Morocco Merzouga desert N 31°03′07″/W 3°59′31″ Hot desert Sand dune without vegetation Trapping Acacia raddiana Sakrouhi et al., 2016 [11]
LEM451 Mexico Baja California N 22°55′51″/W 109°48′55″ Hot desert Sand Beach with Phaseolus filiformis Nodule Phaseolus filiformis Rocha et al., unpublished
LEM457 Mexico Baja California N 22°55′51″/W 109°48′55″ Hot desert Sand Beach with Phaseolus filiformis Nodule Phaseolus filiformis Rocha et al., unpublished
TP6 India Thar desert N 26°14′49″/E 73°01′16″ Hot desert Desert soil with Tephrosia Nodule Tephrosia purpurea Tak et al., 2016 [10]
TW10 India Thar desert N 26°23′55″/E 73°03′46′ Hot desert Desert soil with Tephrosia Nodule Tephrosia wallichiii Gehlot et al., 2012 [12]