The noncanonical type III secretion system ofXanthomonas translucenspv.graminisis essential for forage grass infection

  • T3SS ofXanthomonas translucenspv.graminis
  • Fabienne Wichmann, Frank-Jörg Vorhölter, Lena Hersemann, Franco Widmer, Jochen Blom, Karsten Niehaus, Sonja Reinhard, Constanze Conradin, Roland Kölliker
  • Molecular Plant Pathology, April 2013, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1111/mpp.12030

Xanthomonas translucens pv. graminis type III secretion genes

What is it about?

Against the background of the genome of Xanthomonas translucens pv. graminis strain ART-Xtg29, the type III secretion system of the bacterium Xanthomonas translucens pv. graminis has been analyzed. This bacterial system facilitates the transfer of bacterial effector proteins to plant cells of forage grasses. These effector proteins contribute to the virulence of Xanthomonas translucens pv. graminis, which causes damage of the forage grasses.

Why is it important?

Forage grasses have an important role in agriculture. This basic research sheds light on an important virulence mechanism that causes harm in agricultural forage grass production. At the same time insights from Xanthomonas translucens pv. graminis broaden our perspective on analogous damage caused by other Xanthomonas species on other important crops worldwide.

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