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A family of Gram-negative bacteria in which the cells are typically rod-shaped, and motile with one or more flagella. They are chemo-organotrophic, and can grow only in the presence of air. There are 4 genera, found in soil and in association with plants. Some species form mutually beneficial (symbiotic) associations with plants, while others cause plant diseases.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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