Interplay of classic Exp and specific Vfm quorum sensing systems on the phenotypic features of Dickeya solani strains exhibiting different virulence levels.

Bacteria from the genus Dickeya cause severe symptoms on numerous economically important plants. Dickeya solani is the Dickeya species most frequently found on infected potato plants in Europe. D. solani strains from different countries show high genetic homogeneity, but significant differences in their virulence level. Dickeya species possess two quorum… (More)