Pectobacterium atrosepticum


Alias: "Bacterium atrosepticum" (van Hall 1902) Lehmann and Neumann 1927, Pectobacterium carotovorum var. atrosepticum, Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. atrosepticum (van Hall 1902) Hauben et al. 1999, Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. atrosepticum, Pectobacterium atrosepticum (van Hall 1902) Gardan et al. 2003, Erwinia carotovora var. atroseptica, Erwinia carotovora subsp. atroseptica (van Hall 1902) Dye 1969 (Approved Lists 1980), Erwinia carotovora subsp. atroseptica, Erwinia carotovora atroseptica, Erwinia atroseptica, Bacterium cartovorum var. atrosepticum, Bacterium atrosepticum, Bacillus atrosepticus, "Pectobacterium carotovorum var. atrosepticum" Hellmers and Dowson 1957, "Pectobacterium atrosepticum" (van Hall 1902) Patel and Kulkarni 1951, "Erwinia carotovora var. atroseptica" (Hellmers and Dowson 1953) Dye 1969, "Erwinia atroseptica" (van Hall 1902) Jennison 1923, "Bacterium cartovorum var. atrosepticum" Hellmers and Dowson 1953, "Bacillus atrosepticus" van Hall 1902, Pectobacterium atrosepticum (van Hall 1902) Hauben et al. 1999, Erwinia caratovora subsp. atroseptica

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  1. Waleron M, Misztak A, Waleron M, Franczuk M, Jońca J, Wielgomas B, et al. Pectobacterium zantedeschiae sp. nov. a new species of a soft rot pathogen isolated from Calla lily (Zantedeschia spp.). Syst Appl Microbiol. 2018;: pubmed publisher
    ..Pectobacterium zantedeschiae strains were distantly related to the other Pectobacterium, and indicated Pectobacterium atrosepticum, Pectobacterium betavasculorum, Pectobacterium parmentieri and Pectobacterium wasabiae as the closest ..
  2. Muturi P, Yu J, Maina A, Kariuki S, Mwaura F, Wei H. Bacteriophages Isolated in China for the Control of Pectobacterium carotovorum Causing Potato Soft Rot in Kenya. Virol Sin. 2019;: pubmed publisher
    ..Among the 11 phages, Pectobacterium phage Wc5r, interestingly showed cross-activity against Pectobacterium atrosepticum and two phage-resistant P. carotovorum strains...
  3. Monson R, Apagyi K, Bowden S, Simpson N, Williamson N, Cubitt M, et al. The rsmS (ybaM) mutation causes bypass suppression of the RsmAB post-transcriptional virulence regulation system in enterobacterial phytopathogens. Sci Rep. 2019;9:4525 pubmed publisher
    ..PCWDEs) are the primary virulence determinants of soft rotting bacteria such as the potato pathogen, Pectobacterium atrosepticum. The regulation of secondary metabolite (Rsm) system controls production of PCWDEs in response to ..
  4. Fagerlund R, Ferguson T, Maxwell H, Opel Reading H, Krause K, Fineran P. Reconstitution of CRISPR adaptation in vitro and its detection by PCR. Methods Enzymol. 2019;616:411-433 pubmed publisher
    ..we describe methods for the purification of the type I-F CRISPR adaptation complex (Cas1:Cas2-3) from Pectobacterium atrosepticum, purification of the DNA architectural protein integration host factor (IHF), and a sensitive PCR-based ..
  5. Malko A, Frantsuzov P, Nikitin M, Statsyuk N, Dzhavakhiya V, Golikov A. Potato Pathogens in Russia's Regions: An Instrumental Survey with the Use of Real-Time PCR/RT-PCR in Matrix Format. Pathogens. 2019;8: pubmed publisher
    ..i>sepedonicus, Pectobacterium atrosepticum, and P. carotovorum subsp...
  6. Chane A, Barbey C, Robert M, Merieau A, Konto Ghioghi Y, Beury Cirou A, et al. Biocontrol of soft-rot: confocal microscopy highlights virulent pectobacterial communication and its jamming by rhodococcal quorum-quenching. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2019;: pubmed publisher
    ..laser scanning microscopy was chosen to observe the colonization and damage caused by the soft-rot Pectobacterium atrosepticum and the protection mediated by the biocontrol agent Rhodococcus erythropolis...
  7. Meziani S, Oomah B, Zaidi F, Simon Levert A, Bertrand C, Zaidi Yahiaoui R. Antibacterial activity of carob (Ceratonia siliqua L.) extracts against phytopathogenic bacteria Pectobacterium atrosepticum. Microb Pathog. 2015;78:95-102 pubmed publisher
    ..and pods were evaluated for their in vitro inhibitory ability against the pectinolytic Gram negative Pectobacterium atrosepticum (Pca, CFBP-5384) bacteria, the causal agent of potato soft rot...
  8. Shneider M, Kabanova A, Korzhenkov A, Miroshnikov K, Vo Thi N, Toshchakov S, et al. Draft Genome Sequence of Pectobacterium atrosepticum PB72 and Complete Genome Sequence of the Specific Bacteriophage PP90. Genome Announc. 2018;6: pubmed publisher
    We present the draft genome sequence of Pectobacterium atrosepticum strain PB72 infecting potatoes in Russia. PB72 is similar to the previously reported strain 21A...
  9. Buttimer C, Lucid A, Neve H, Franz C, O Mahony J, Turner D, et al. Pectobacterium atrosepticum Phage vB_PatP_CB5: A Member of the Proposed Genus 'Phimunavirus'. Viruses. 2018;10: pubmed publisher
    i>Pectobacterium atrosepticum is a phytopathogen of economic importance as it is the causative agent of potato blackleg and soft rot...

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  1. Nikolaichik Y, Gorshkov V, Gogolev Y, Valentovich L, Evtushenkov A. Genome Sequence of Pectobacterium atrosepticum Strain 21A. Genome Announc. 2014;2: pubmed publisher
    We report the annotated genome sequence of the enterobacterial plant pathogen Pectobacterium atrosepticum strain 21A, isolated in Belarus from potato stem with blackleg symptoms.
  2. Nikitin M, Statsyuk N, Frantsuzov P, Dzhavakhiya V, Golikov A. Matrix approach to the simultaneous detection of multiple potato pathogens by real-time PCR. J Appl Microbiol. 2018;124:797-809 pubmed publisher
    ..PCR, operating in the unified amplification regime, have been developed for Phytophthora infestans, Pectobacterium atrosepticum, Dickeya dianthicola, Dickeya solani, Ralstonia solanacearum, Pectobacterium carotovorum, Clavibacter ..
  3. Saubeau G, Gaillard F, Legentil L, Nugier Chauvin C, Ferrieres V, Andrivon D, et al. Identification of three elicitins and a galactan-based complex polysaccharide from a concentrated culture filtrate of Phytophthora infestans efficient against Pectobacterium atrosepticum. Molecules. 2014;19:15374-90 pubmed publisher
    ..filtrates (CCFs) are known to induce defense responses and decrease the severity of soft rot due to Pectobacterium atrosepticum in potato tubers. The aim of this study was to identify and characterize the active compounds from P...
  4. Ashmawy N, Salem M, El Hefny M, Abd El Kareem M, El Shanhorey N, Mohamed A, et al. Antibacterial activity of the bioactive compounds identified in three woody plants against some pathogenic bacteria. Microb Pathog. 2018;121:331-340 pubmed publisher
    ..carotovorum, Pectobacterium atrosepticum, Dickeya solani and Agrobacterium tumefaciens...
  5. Theoharaki C, Chronopoulou E, Vlachakis D, Ataya F, Giannopoulos P, Maurikou S, et al. Delineation of the functional and structural properties of the glutathione transferase family from the plant pathogen Erwinia carotovora. Funct Integr Genomics. 2019;19:1-12 pubmed publisher
    ..EcaGST1 presumably participates in counteracting the xenobiotic toxicity and/or abiotic stress conditions, and may therefore represent a novel molecular target in the development of new chemical treatments to control soft rot diseases. ..
  6. Buttimer C, Hendrix H, Lucid A, Neve H, Noben J, Franz C, et al. Novel N4-Like Bacteriophages of Pectobacterium atrosepticum. Pharmaceuticals (Basel). 2018;11: pubmed publisher
    i>Pectobacterium atrosepticum is an economically important phytopathogen that is responsible for potato blackleg and soft rot, and for which current control strategies are limited...
  7. Toporkova Y, Bessolitsyna E, Smirnova E, Gorina S, Petrova O, Mukhtarova L, et al. Antimicrobial Activity of Geometric Isomers of Etherolenic Acid-the Products of Plant Lipoxygenase Cascade. Dokl Biochem Biophys. 2018;480:139-142 pubmed publisher
    ..vesicatoria, Pseudomonas syringae ssp. tomato, Pectobacterium atrosepticum SCRI1043; the etherolenic and (11Z)-etherolenic acids possess only bacteriostatic properties.
  8. Patterson A, Chang J, Taylor C, Fineran P. Regulation of the Type I-F CRISPR-Cas system by CRP-cAMP and GalM controls spacer acquisition and interference. Nucleic Acids Res. 2015;43:6038-48 pubmed publisher
    ..We used Pectobacterium atrosepticum, a Gram-negative phytopathogen, to study CRISPR-Cas regulation, since it contains a single Type I-F ..
  9. Kang J, Han J, Jeon B, Kim B. Efficacies of quorum sensing inhibitors, piericidin A and glucopiericidin A, produced by Streptomyces xanthocidicus KPP01532 for the control of potato soft rot caused by Erwinia carotovora subsp. atroseptica. Microbiol Res. 2016;184:32-41 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, piericidin A and glucopiericidin A are potential QSIs that suppress the expression of the virulence genes of Eca, suggesting that they could have potential use as control agents of soft rot disease on potato tubers. ..
  10. Kalischuk M, Hachey J, Kawchuk L. Complete Genome Sequence of Phytopathogenic Pectobacterium atrosepticum Bacteriophage Peat1. Genome Announc. 2015;3: pubmed publisher
    b>Pectobacterium atrosepticum is a common phytopathogen causing significant economic losses worldwide. To develop a biocontrol strategy for this blackleg pathogen of solanaceous plants, P...
  11. Petrova O, Gorshkov V, Sergeeva I, Daminova A, Ageeva M, Gogolev Y. Alternative scenarios of starvation-induced adaptation in Pectobacterium atrosepticum. Res Microbiol. 2016;167:254-261 pubmed publisher
    ..Cells of the phytopathogenic microorganism Pectobacterium atrosepticum were taken as a model...
  12. Avinash V, Ramasamy S, Suresh C, Pundle A. Penicillin V acylase from Pectobacterium atrosepticum exhibits high specific activity and unique kinetics. Int J Biol Macromol. 2015;79:1-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we report the cloning and characterization of a PVA enzyme from the Gram-negative plant pathogen, Pectobacterium atrosepticum (PaPVA)...
  13. Wilkinson M, Nakatani Y, Staals R, Kieper S, Opel Reading H, McKenzie R, et al. Structural plasticity and in vivo activity of Cas1 from the type I-F CRISPR-Cas system. Biochem J. 2016;473:1063-72 pubmed publisher
    ..In the present study we characterize the Cas1 protein of the potato phytopathogen Pectobacterium atrosepticum, an important model organism for understanding spacer acquisition in type I-F CRISPR-Cas systems...
  14. Šalplachta J, Kubesová A, Horký J, Matoušková H, Tesařová M, Horká M. Characterization of Dickeya and Pectobacterium species by capillary electrophoretic techniques and MALDI-TOF MS. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2015;407:7625-35 pubmed publisher
    ..chrysanthemi, Dickeya zeae, Dickeya paradisiaca, Dickeya solani, Pectobacterium carotovorum, and Pectobacterium atrosepticum, were selected for this purpose...
  15. Salem M, Behiry S, Salem A. Effectiveness of root-bark extract from Salvadora persica against the growth of certain molecularly identified pathogenic bacteria. Microb Pathog. 2018;117:320-326 pubmed publisher
    ..3?mm, and 12.3-19?mm, against the isolated plant bacterial pathogens namely Agrobacterium tumefaciens, Pectobacterium atrosepticum, Enterobacter cloacae, Dickeya solani and Ralstonia solanacearum, respectively, whilst it was between 8 ..
  16. Ardanov P, Sessitsch A, Häggman H, Kozyrovska N, Pirttilä A. Methylobacterium-induced endophyte community changes correspond with protection of plants against pathogen attack. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e46802 pubmed publisher
    ..Earlier we showed that resistance induction by an endophytic Methylobacterium sp. in potato towards Pectobacterium atrosepticum was dependent on the density of the inoculum, whereas the bacterium itself had no antagonistic activity...
  17. Kwenda S, Gorshkov V, Ramesh A, Naidoo S, Rubagotti E, Birch P, et al. Discovery and profiling of small RNAs responsive to stress conditions in the plant pathogen Pectobacterium atrosepticum. BMC Genomics. 2016;17:47 pubmed publisher using strand-specific RNA-seq analysis and in silico sRNA predictions, we describe the sRNA pool of Pectobacterium atrosepticum and reveal numerous sRNA candidates, including those that are induced during starvation-activated ..
  18. Watson B, Staals R, Fineran P. CRISPR-Cas-Mediated Phage Resistance Enhances Horizontal Gene Transfer by Transduction. MBio. 2018;9: pubmed publisher
    ..We demonstrate that in Pectobacterium atrosepticum, CRISPR-Cas can inhibit the transduction of plasmids and chromosomal loci...
  19. Avinash V, Panigrahi P, Chand D, Pundle A, Suresh C, Ramasamy S. Structural analysis of a penicillin V acylase from Pectobacterium atrosepticum confirms the importance of two Trp residues for activity and specificity. J Struct Biol. 2016;193:85-94 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we report the crystal structure of a highly active PVA from Gram-negative Pectobacterium atrosepticum (PaPVA) at 2.5Ã… resolution...
  20. Short F, Akusobi C, Broadhurst W, Salmond G. The bacterial Type III toxin-antitoxin system, ToxIN, is a dynamic protein-RNA complex with stability-dependent antiviral abortive infection activity. Sci Rep. 2018;8:1013 pubmed publisher
    ..The ToxIN system of Pectobacterium atrosepticum is a Type III toxin-antitoxin complex and "altruistic suicide" anti-phage system, which kills phage-..
  21. Sunder A, Utari P, Ramasamy S, van Merkerk R, Quax W, Pundle A. Penicillin V acylases from gram-negative bacteria degrade N-acylhomoserine lactones and attenuate virulence in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2017;101:2383-2395 pubmed publisher
    ..of AHL degradation activity by homotetrameric PVAs from two gram-negative plant pathogenic bacteria, Pectobacterium atrosepticum (PaPVA) and Agrobacterium tumefaciens (AtPVA)...
  22. Tantong S, Pringsulaka O, Weerawanich K, Meeprasert A, Rungrotmongkol T, Sarnthima R, et al. Two novel antimicrobial defensins from rice identified by gene coexpression network analyses. Peptides. 2016;84:7-16 pubmed publisher
    ..sp. cubense. This study describes a useful method for identifying potential plant AMPs with biological activities. ..
  23. Koroney A, Plasson C, Pawlak B, Sidikou R, Driouich A, Menu Bouaouiche L, et al. Root exudate of Solanum tuberosum is enriched in galactose-containing molecules and impacts the growth of Pectobacterium atrosepticum. Ann Bot. 2016;: pubmed
    ..Treatment of the root with an elicitor derived from Pectobacterium atrosepticum, a soil-borne pathogen of potato, altered the composition of the exudates and arabinogalactan proteins...
  24. Gorshkov V, Daminova A, Mikshina P, Petrova O, Ageeva M, Salnikov V, et al. Pathogen-induced conditioning of the primary xylem vessels - a prerequisite for the formation of bacterial emboli by Pectobacterium atrosepticum. Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2016;18:609-17 pubmed publisher
    ..In the present study, we have elucidated novel aspects of plant-Pectobacterium atrosepticum interactions...
  25. Waleron M, Misztak A, Waleron M, Franczuk M, Wielgomas B, Waleron K. Transfer of Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum strains isolated from potatoes grown at high altitudes to Pectobacterium peruviense sp. nov. Syst Appl Microbiol. 2018;41:85-93 pubmed publisher
    ..genes (gyrA, recA, recN, rpoA and rpoS) clearly showed strains separateness, simultaneously indicating Pectobacterium atrosepticum, Pectobacterium wasabiae, Pectobacterium parmentieri and Pectobacterium betavasculorum as the closest ..
  26. Hu L, Yang Z, Zhang D, Zhao D, Zhu J. Sensitive and rapid detection of Pectobacterium atrosepticum by targeting the gyrB gene using a real-time loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay. Lett Appl Microbiol. 2016;63:289-96 pubmed publisher
    ..development of a real-time, loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RealAmp) assay for the detection of Pectobacterium atrosepticum (P. atrosepticum). A phylogenetic tree was constructed based on the gyrB gene of P...
  27. Fagerlund R, Wilkinson M, Klykov O, Barendregt A, Pearce F, Kieper S, et al. Spacer capture and integration by a type I-F Cas1-Cas2-3 CRISPR adaptation complex. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017;114:E5122-E5128 pubmed publisher
    ..we present a structural model of the 400-kDa Cas14-Cas2-32 complex from Pectobacterium atrosepticum with bound protospacer substrate DNA...
  28. Gorshkov V, Tarasova N, Gogoleva N, Osipova E, Petrova O, Kovtunov E, et al. Polyphenol oxidase from Pectobacterium atrosepticum: identification and cloning of gene and characteristics of the enzyme. J Basic Microbiol. 2017;: pubmed publisher
    ..The transcript level of the pal1 gene in P. atrosepticum was shown to be induced by plant-derived phenolic compound (ferulic acid) and copper sulfate...
  29. Gorshkov V, Islamov B, Mikshina P, Petrova O, Burygin G, Sigida E, et al. Pectobacterium atrosepticum exopolysaccharides: identification, molecular structure, formation under stress and in planta conditions. Glycobiology. 2017;27:1016-1026 pubmed publisher
    In the present study, we identified exopolysaccharides of the harmful phytopathogenic bacterium Pectobacterium atrosepticum SCRI1043 and characterized the molecular structure of these polymers...
  30. Blower T, Chai R, Przybilski R, Chindhy S, Fang X, Kidman S, et al. Evolution of Pectobacterium Bacteriophage ΦM1 To Escape Two Bifunctional Type III Toxin-Antitoxin and Abortive Infection Systems through Mutations in a Single Viral Gene. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2017;83: pubmed publisher
    ..type III protein-RNA toxin-antitoxin (TA) systems, such as ToxINPa from the phytopathogen Pectobacterium atrosepticum Rare spontaneous mutants evolved in the generalized transducing phage ΦM1, which escaped ToxIN..
  31. Fineran P, Blower T, Foulds I, Humphreys D, Lilley K, Salmond G. The phage abortive infection system, ToxIN, functions as a protein-RNA toxin-antitoxin pair. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:894-9 pubmed publisher
    ..This is the first demonstration of a novel mechanistic class of TA systems and of an Abi system functioning in different bacterial genera, both with implications for the dynamics of phage-bacterial interactions...