Charkowski, Amy and Blanco, Carlos and Condemine, Guy and Expert, Dominique and Franza, Thierry and Hayes, Christopher and Hugouvieux-Cotte-Pattat, Nicole and Lopez Solanilla, Emilia and Low, David and Moleleki, Lucy and Pirhonen, Minna and Pitman, Andrew and Perna, Nicole and Reverchon, Sylvie and Rodriguez Palenzuela, Pablo and San Francisco, Michael and Toth, Ian and Tsuyumu, Shinji and Waals, Jacquievan der and Wolf, Jan van der and Van Gijsegem, Frédérique and Yang, Ching-Hong and Yedidia, Iris
The role of secretion systems and small molecules in soft-rot enterobacteriaceae pathogenicity.
"Annual Review of Phytopathology", v. 50
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.