Annual Review of Phytopathology (2012) 50, 425-449

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Amy Charkowski, Carlos Blanco, Guy Condemine, Dominique Expert, Thierry Franza, Christopher Hayes, Nicole Hugouvieux-Cotte-Pattat, Emilia López Solanilla, David Low, Lucy Moleleki, Minna Pirhonen, Andrew Pitman, Nicole Perna, Sylvie Reverchon, Pablo Rodríguez Palenzuela, Michael San Francisco, Ian Toth, Shinji Tsuyumu, Jacquievan der Waals, Jan van der Wolf, Frédérique Van Gijsegem, Ching-Hong Yang and Iris Yedidia (2012)
The role of secretion systems and small molecules in soft-rot Enterobacteriaceae pathogenicity
Annual Review of Phytopathology 50, 425-449
Abstract: Soft-rot Enterobacteriaceae (SRE), which belong to the genera Pectobacterium and Dickeya, consist mainly of broad host-range pathogens that cause wilt, rot, and blackleg diseases on a wide range of plants. They are found in plants, insects, soil, and water in agricultural regions worldwide. SRE encode all six known protein secretion systems present in gram-negative bacteria, and these systems are involved in attacking host plants and competing bacteria. They also produce and detect multiple types of small molecules to coordinate pathogenesis, modify the plant environment, attack competing microbes, and perhaps to attract insect vectors. This review integrates new information about the role protein secretion and detection and production of ions and small molecules play in soft-rot pathogenicity.
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Database assignments for author(s): Amy O. Charkowski, Lucy N. Moleleki

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
molecular biology - genes


Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.
Pectobacterium (genus)
Dickeya (genus)