Chrysobactin-dependent iron acquisition in Erwinia chrysanthemi. Functional study of a homolog of the Escherichia coli ferric enterobactin esterase.


Under iron limitation, the plant pathogen Erwinia chrysanthemi produces the catechol-type siderophore chrysobactin, which acts as a virulence factor. It can also use enterobactin as a xenosiderophore. We began this work by sequencing the 5'-upstream region of the fct-cbsCEBA operon, which encodes the ferric chrysobactin receptor and proteins involved in… (More)