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Identification and characterization of Nip, necrosis-inducing virulence protein of Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora.
Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora is a gram-negative bacterium that causes soft rot disease of many cultivated crops. When a collection of E. carotovora subsp. carotovora isolates was analyzed onExpand
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Characterization of a new 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid degrading plasmid pEST4011: physical map and localization of catabolic genes
SUMMARY: Plasmid pEST4011 enables Pseudomonas putida PaW85 to degrade 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and 3-chlorobenzoate (3-CBA). This new 2,4-D degradative plasmid has considerable homologyExpand
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Transgenic plants producing the bacterial pheromone N-acyl-homoserine lactone exhibit enhanced resistance to the bacterial phytopathogen Erwinia carotovora.
Bacterial pheromones, mainly different homoserine lactones, are central to a number of bacterial signaling processes, including those involved in plant pathogenicity. We previously demonstrated thatExpand
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Quorum sensing in the plant pathogen Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora: the role of expR(Ecc).
The production of the main virulence determinants of the plant pathogen Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora, the extracellular cell wall-degrading enzymes, is partly controlled by the diffusibleExpand
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Isolation of an extracellular protease gene of Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora strain SCC3193 by transposon mutagenesis and the role of protease in phytopathogenicity.
Using mini-Tn5CmR::gusA, a transposon that allows transcriptional fusions to a promoterless beta-glucuronidase gene, a mutant of Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora SCC3193 deficient inExpand
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Novel receptor-like protein kinases induced by Erwinia carotovora and short oligogalacturonides in potato.
summary Identification of potato genes responsive to cell wall-degrading enzymes of Erwinia carotovora resulted in the isolation of cDNA clones for four related receptor-like protein kinases. One ofExpand
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Microbial population dynamics in response to Pectobacterium atrosepticum infection in potato tubers
Endophytes are microbes and fungi that live inside plant tissues without damaging the host. Herein we examine the dynamic changes in the endophytic bacterial community in potato (Solanum tuberosum)Expand
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Structure and regulation of the Erwinia carotovora subspecies carotovora SCC3193 cellulase gene celV1 and the role of cellulase in phytopathogenicity
The ceIV1 gene encoding a secreted cellulase (CelV1) of Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora SCC3193 was cloned and its nucleotide sequence determined. The gene contains an open reading frame of 1511Expand
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Role and Regulation of the Flp/Tad Pilus in the Virulence of Pectobacterium atrosepticum SCRI1043 and Pectobacterium wasabiae SCC3193
In this study, we characterized a putative Flp/Tad pilus-encoding gene cluster, and we examined its regulation at the transcriptional level and its role in the virulence of potato pathogenicExpand
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Lack of RsmA-Mediated Control Results in Constant Hypervirulence, Cell Elongation, and Hyperflagellation in Pectobacterium wasabiae
The posttranscriptional regulator RsmA controls the production of plant cell wall degrading enzymes (PCWDE) and cell motility in the Pectobacterium genus of plant pathogens. In this study theExpand
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