A gene cluster in Agrobacterium vitis homologous to polyketide synthase operons is associated with grape necrosis and hypersensitive response induction on tobacco.

Abstract

Here, we identify a cluster of eight genes on chromosome 2 of Agrobacterium vitis that is associated with the ability of the bacterium to cause a hypersensitive response on tobacco and a necrosis of grape shoot explants. Three of these genes share a high level of structural and sequence similarity to clusters of genes in other bacteria that encode the enzymes for biosynthesis of polyketides and long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. No similar gene clusters were discovered in sequenced genomes of other members of Rhizobiales.

DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2008.01371.x

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@article{Carle2008AGC, title={A gene cluster in Agrobacterium vitis homologous to polyketide synthase operons is associated with grape necrosis and hypersensitive response induction on tobacco.}, author={Sigrid A. Carle and Guixia Hao and Desen Zheng and Tamira Sanni-Sanoussi and Michael J Talarico and Joshua S Hilton and Thomas J. Burr}, journal={FEMS microbiology letters}, year={2008}, volume={289 1}, pages={90-6} }