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Title: Erwinia amylovora in the genomics era : from genomes to pathogen virulence, regulation, and disease control strategies
Authors : Smits, Theo
Duffy, Brion
Sundin, George
Zhao, Youfu
Rezzonico, Fabio
Published in : Journal of Plant Pathology
Volume(Issue) : 99
Issue : Special issue
Pages : 7
Pages to: 23
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Edizioni E T S
Issue Date: Nov-2017
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Intraspecies diversity; Niche adaptation; Type III secretion system; Diagnostic
Subject (DDC) : 570: Biology
Abstract: The publication of the first Erwinia amylovora genome has greatly accelerated and advanced our understanding of the fire blight organism. With the availability of multiple genomes, it quickly became clear that chromosomal diversity is relatively small, and that most of the pan-genome variance is attributable to plasmids. In addition to gaining a more detailed view of the known virulence factors, genomics has enabled new breakthrough studies of virulence regulation mechanisms. Furthermore, several niche adaptation and ecological fitness factors, though not directly influencing virulence, have been studied in greater detail, providing novel insights into the physiology and ecology of the bacterium. Additionally, application of genome data has yielded improved diagnostics and enabled population studies at different geographic scales.
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Natural Resource Sciences (IUNR)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.4454/jpp.v99i0.3917
ISSN: 2239-7264
Published as part of the ZHAW project : Genomik und Transkriptomik von Erwinia und Pantoea
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