Genome-wide identification of genes regulated by the Rcs phosphorelay system in Erwinia amylovora.

  title={Genome-wide identification of genes regulated by the Rcs phosphorelay system in Erwinia amylovora.},
  author={Dongping Wang and Mingsheng Qi and Bernarda Calla and Schuyler S. Korban and Steven J Clough and Peter J. A. Cock and George W. Sundin and Ian K. Toth and Youfu Zhao},
  journal={Molecular plant-microbe interactions : MPMI},
  volume={25 1},
The exopolysaccharide amylovoran is one of the major pathogenicity factors in Erwinia amylovora, the causal agent of fire blight of apples and pears. We have previously demonstrated that the RcsBCD phosphorelay system is essential for virulence by controlling amylovoran biosynthesis. We have also found that the hybrid sensor kinase RcsC differentially regulates amylovoran production in vitro and in vivo. To further understand how the Rcs system regulates E. amylovora virulence gene expression… 

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