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By G. A. Beattie, S. E. Lindow (auth.), Jeffery L. Dangl (eds.)

The final decade has noticeable an explosion in our figuring out of the way bacterial pathogens trick, cajole, usurp and parasitize their quite a few hosts. This renaissance is because of the convergence of molecular and mobile ideas with the facility of microbial genetics. the aim of this quantity is to introduce contemporary advances in realizing chosen platforms selected from either plant and animal hosts of bacterial pathogens. This just a little nonobvious number of themes used to be spurred via the new findings, specific via a number of conributors to this quantity, of universal structures used to secrete virulence elements from pathogens of either crops and animals. those serendipitous findings underscored the significance of simple study ways to parallel difficulties in biology. extra importantly, they introduced jointly investigators who would possibly not have another way develop into conversant with each one other's experimental platforms. I, for one, locate the types of synergism mirrored in a quantity of this kind to be the most friendly facets of technological know-how and desire that the reader, even if a newcomer to the sphere or knowledgeable, can discover a new slant to previous difficulties within the experiences contained h,E:lre. It was once, even though, essential to restrict quantity size, and this has pressured the exclusion of a few interesting bacterial pathosystems.

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Pv. syringae on pear. Proceedings of the 8th international conference on plant pathogenic bacteria (in press) Pathogenicity Determinants and Global Regulation of Pathogenicity of Xanthomonas campestris pv. M. J. DANIELS 1 Introduction ................................................................ 29 2 Production of Extracellular Enzymes ......................................... 31 3 Extracellular Polysaccharides ................................................... 32 4 hrpX ......................................................................

Armoraciae alters the symptom expression in mature plants and seedlings such that symptoms typical of Xc. campestrisare seen (ROBERTS and GABRIEL 1992). This observation provides preliminary evidence that the DNA fragment carries a potential systemic movement factor required for vascular proliferation. 3 kb fragment on the growth and spread of Xc. campestris both in the vascular system and in mesophyllic tissue. Differences in the expression pattern of conserved protease genes between Xc. armoraciae and Xc.

Closely related protein export systems are found in a wide range of gram-negative organisms (reviewed by PUGSLEY et al. 1990; SALMOND and REEVES 1993). c. campestris gene cluster cause retention of the enzymes within the bacteria and give a nonpathogenic phenotype on plants associated with reduced symptom expression (Dow et al. 1987; Hu et al. 1992). This provides strong circumstantial evidence for a role for extracellular enzymes in disease. However, exportdefective mutants do grow at similar rates to the wild-type when low numbers of bacteria are introduced into the leaf lamina, which is consonant with a role for the enzymes only in the later phases of the disease process.

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