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The ybiT gene of Erwinia chrysanthemi codes for a putative ABC transporter and is involved in competitiveness against endophytic bacteria during infection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11916677     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We investigated the role in bacterial infection of a putative ABC transporter, designated ybiT, of Erwinia chrysanthemi AC4150. The deduced sequence of this gene showed amino acid sequence similarity with other putative ABC transporters of gram-negative bacteria, such as Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, as well as structural similarity with proteins of Streptomyces spp. involved in resistance to macrolide antibiotics. The gene contiguous to ybiT, designated as pab (putative antibiotic biosynthesis) showed sequence similarity with Pseudomonas and Streptomyces genes involved in the biosynthesis of antibiotics. A ybiT mutant (BT117) was constructed by marker exchange. It retained full virulence in potato tubers and chicory leaves, but it showed reduced ability to compete in planta against the wild-type strain or against selected saprophytic bacteria. These results indicate that the ybiT gene plays a role in the in planta fitness of the bacteria.
Arancha Llama-Palacios; Emilia López-Solanilla; Pablo Rodríguez-Palenzuela
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied and environmental microbiology     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0099-2240     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl. Environ. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2002 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-27     Completed Date:  2002-07-12     Revised Date:  2010-09-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605801     Medline TA:  Appl Environ Microbiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1624-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departamento de Biotecnología-UPM, E.T.S. Ingenieros Agrónomos, E-28040 Madrid, Spain.
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GENBANK/AJ310611;  AJ310612
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MeSH Terms
ATP-Binding Cassette Transporters / chemistry,  genetics*,  metabolism
Amino Acid Sequence
Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology
Bacteria / growth & development
Bacterial Proteins / chemistry,  genetics*,  metabolism
Chicory / microbiology
Drug Resistance, Bacterial / genetics
Molecular Sequence Data
Pectobacterium chrysanthemi / drug effects,  genetics,  pathogenicity
Plant Diseases / microbiology
Plant Leaves / microbiology
Plant Roots / microbiology
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Solanum tuberosum / microbiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/ATP-Binding Cassette Transporters; 0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Bacterial Proteins; 0/Macrolides

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