Conservation of Erwinia amylovora pathogenicity-relevant genes among Erwinia genomes
Borruso, Luigimaria ; Salomone-Stagni, Marco ; Polsinelli, Ivan ; Schmitt, Armin Otto ; Benini, Stefano
Citable Link (URL):http://resolver.sub.uni-goettingen.de/purl?gs-1/14753
The Erwinia genus comprises species that are plant pathogens, non-pathogen, epiphytes, and opportunistic human pathogens. Within the genus, Erwinia amylovora ranks among the top 10 plant pathogenic bacteria. It causes the fire blight disease and is a global threat to commercial apple and pear production. We analyzed the presence/ absence of the E. amylovora genes reported to be important for pathogenicity towards Rosaceae within various Erwinia strains genomes. This simple bottom-up approach, allowed us to correlate the analyzed genes to pathogenicity, host specificity, and make useful considerations to drive targeted studies.