Piotr Sobiczewski

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On the basis of 23S rRNA gene sequences, 1 universal forward and 4 taxon (species/biovar)-specific reverse primers were designed for multiplex PCR to aid in identification and differentiation of Agrobacterium rubi, Agrobacterium vitis and Agrobacterium biovars 1 and 2. In reactions with DNA of 119 bacterial strains belonging to: Agrobacterium,(More)
Erwinia amylovora is a polyphagous bacterium causing fire blight on apple, pear and over 130 other plant species belonging mainly to the Rosaceae family. Although E. amylovora is regarded as a very homogenous species, the particular strains can differ in pathogenic ability as far as their host range is concerned (e.g. those originating from Rubus or(More)
The phylogenetic relationship among twelve Agrobacterium, four Rhizobium, and two Sinorhizobium strains originating from various host plants and geographical regions was studied by analysis of the 23S rDNA sequences. The study included Agrobacterium strains belonging to biovars 1, 2 (with tumor- or hairy-root inducing and non-pathogenic strains), A. vitis,(More)
Three isolates of Gram-negative, rod-shaped, non-spore-forming bacteria were recovered from galls on chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum L.; Ch11T, Ch12) and cherry plum (Prunus cerasifera var. divaricata; AL9.3). All three isolates were able to cause crown galls on various plant species. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that the(More)
In attached apple leaves, spot-inoculated with Erwinia amylovora, the phenotypic appearance of the hypersensitive response (HR) and the participation of ethylene, reactive oxygen species (ROS) and of vacuolar processing enzyme (VPE) (a plant caspase-1-like protease) were analysed. The HR in both the resistant and susceptible genotypes expressed a similar(More)
A bacterial isolate called 49M, showing protective activity against fire blight caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora, was selected from a large collection of isolates obtained from the apple phyllosphere and was identified as Pseudomonas graminis, based on its phenotype and sequence analysis of the 16S rRNA and rpoD genes. The efficacy of strain 49M(More)
Of thirty fluorescent Pseudomonas isolates originating from symptomatic tissues of sweet (Prunus avium) and sour cherry (Prunus cerasus), plum (Prunus domestica), peach (Prunus persica) and apricot (Prunus armeniaca), 23 were identified as P. syringae using LOPAT tests. Further characterization of those isolates by GATTa and L-lactate utilization tests(More)
AIMS To develop a specific, sensitive and rapid PCR-based method for detection of tumorigenic Agrobacterium in soil. METHODS AND RESULTS Three newly designed primers complementary to tms2 gene amplified DNA of only the tumor-inducing agrobacteria of 113 strains tested, resulting in 617 bp and 458 bp products in the first and second rounds of semi-nested(More)
Interaction between Erwinia herbicola and Botrytis cinerea and Penicillium expansum was studied in liquid culture. The results show that the bacteria directly inhibited spore germination of both fungi, especially during the first hours of the paired cultivation. The distinct taxis of bacteria to spores and germ tubes was frequently followed by their lysis.(More)
The study was conducted in greenhouses at two locations on one-year old trees of apple cultivars and clones originating from genetic resources and breeding programs conducted in Belgium, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland. At each location different inoculation method of trees with Erwinia amylovora was used. In Poland, at the Research(More)