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dc.contributor.authorLlop, Pablo
dc.contributor.authorBarbé, Silvia
dc.contributor.authorLópez, María M.
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-01T10:12:28Z
dc.date.available2017-06-01T10:12:28Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationLlop, P., Barbe, S., Lopez, M.M. (2012). Functions and origin of plasmids in Erwinia species that are pathogenic to or epiphytically associated with pome fruit trees. Trees-Structure and Function, 26(1), 31-46.
dc.identifier.issn0931-1890
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11939/5502
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11939/5502
dc.description.abstractThe genus Erwinia includes plant-associated pathogenic and non-pathogenic species. Among them, all species pathogenic to pome fruit trees (E. amylovora, E. pyrifoliae, E. piriflorinigrans, Erwinia sp. from Japan) cause similar symptoms, but differ in their degrees of aggressiveness, i.e. in symptoms, host range or both. The presence of plasmids of similar size, in the range of 30 kb, is a common characteristic that they possess. Besides, they share some genetic content with high homology in several genes associated with exopolysaccharide production and hence, with virulence, as well as in some other genes. Knowledge of the content of these plasmids and comparative genetic analyses may provide interesting new clues to understanding the origin and evolution of these pathogens and the level of symptoms they produce. Furthermore, genetic similarities observed among some of the plasmids (and genomes) from the above indicated pathogenic species and E. tasmaniensis or E. billingiae, which are epiphytic on the same hosts, may reveal associations that could expose the mechanisms of origin of pathogens. A summary of the current information on their plasmids and the relationships among them is presented here.
dc.language.isoen
dc.titleFunctions and origin of plasmids in Erwinia species that are pathogenic to or epiphytically associated with pome fruit trees
dc.typearticle
dc.authorAddressInstituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA), Carretera CV-315, Km. 10’7, 46113 Moncada (Valencia), Españaes
dc.date.issuedFreeFormFEB 2012
dc.entidadIVIACentro de Protección Vegetal y Biotecnología
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00468-011-0630-2
dc.journal.issueNumber1
dc.journal.titleTrees-Structure and Function
dc.journal.volumeNumber26
dc.page.final46
dc.page.initial31
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccess
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