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Molecular analysis of the virulence determinants of the phytopathogen Rhodococcus fascians

Danny Vereecke (UGent) , Wim Temmerman (UGent) , Tania Maes (UGent) , Marc Van Montagu (UGent) and Koen Goethals (UGent)
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Most of the virulence determinants of the Gram-positive phytopathogen Rhodococcus fascians reside on a 200-kb linear plasmid, pFiD188. Three major groups of virulence genes can be distinguished on pFiD188. The fas locus contains six genes that encode proteins for cytochrome P450-linked electron transport and an isopentenyl transferase, the actions of which ultimately result in the formation of a hypermodified cytokinin. The art locus is a complex region of 20-kb that encompasses arginine biosynthetic genes and several genes related to polyketide biosynthesis; it probably encodes proteins for the formation of a complex molecule that would enhance susceptibility to infection or sensibility to suboptimal amounts of cytokinins. The third group of virulence genes contains regulatory proteins that are involved in control of the expression of fas and an both on the transcriptional and translational level. Besides these pFiD188-encoded loci one chromosomal virulence locus vie, was characterized. It is possibly involved in the catabolism of a gall specific compound that functions as a specialized carbon and nitrogen source for R. fascians.

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Vereecke, Danny, Wim Temmerman, Tania Maes, Marc Van Montagu, and Koen Goethals. 1996. “Molecular Analysis of the Virulence Determinants of the Phytopathogen Rhodococcus Fascians.” In Mededelingen Van De Faculteit Landbouwkundige En Toegepaste Biologische Wetenschappen, Universiteit Gent, 61:231–240. Ghent, Belgium: Rijksuniversiteit Gent.
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Vereecke, D., Temmerman, W., Maes, T., Van Montagu, M., & Goethals, K. (1996). Molecular analysis of the virulence determinants of the phytopathogen Rhodococcus fascians. MEDEDELINGEN VAN DE FACULTEIT LANDBOUWKUNDIGE EN TOEGEPASTE BIOLOGISCHE WETENSCHAPPEN, UNIVERSITEIT GENT (Vol. 61, pp. 231–240). Presented at the 48th International symposium on Crop Protection, Ghent, Belgium: Rijksuniversiteit Gent.
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Vereecke D, Temmerman W, Maes T, Van Montagu M, Goethals K. Molecular analysis of the virulence determinants of the phytopathogen Rhodococcus fascians. MEDEDELINGEN VAN DE FACULTEIT LANDBOUWKUNDIGE EN TOEGEPASTE BIOLOGISCHE WETENSCHAPPEN, UNIVERSITEIT GENT. Ghent, Belgium: Rijksuniversiteit Gent; 1996. p. 231–40.
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Vereecke, Danny, Wim Temmerman, Tania Maes, et al. “Molecular Analysis of the Virulence Determinants of the Phytopathogen Rhodococcus Fascians.” Mededelingen Van De Faculteit Landbouwkundige En Toegepaste Biologische Wetenschappen, Universiteit Gent. Vol. 61. Ghent, Belgium: Rijksuniversiteit Gent, 1996. 231–240. Print.
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  abstract     = {Most of the virulence determinants of the Gram-positive phytopathogen Rhodococcus fascians reside on a 200-kb linear plasmid, pFiD188. Three major groups of virulence genes can be distinguished on pFiD188. The fas locus contains six genes that encode proteins for cytochrome P450-linked electron transport and an isopentenyl transferase, the actions of which ultimately result in the formation of a hypermodified cytokinin. The art locus is a complex region of 20-kb that encompasses arginine biosynthetic genes and several genes related to polyketide biosynthesis; it probably encodes proteins for the formation of a complex molecule that would enhance susceptibility to infection or sensibility to suboptimal amounts of cytokinins. The third group of virulence genes contains regulatory proteins that are involved in control of the expression of fas and an both on the transcriptional and translational level. Besides these pFiD188-encoded loci one chromosomal virulence locus vie, was characterized. It is possibly involved in the catabolism of a gall specific compound that functions as a specialized carbon and nitrogen source for R. fascians.},
  author       = {Vereecke, Danny and Temmerman, Wim and Maes, Tania and Van Montagu, Marc and Goethals, Koen},
  booktitle    = {MEDEDELINGEN VAN DE FACULTEIT LANDBOUWKUNDIGE EN TOEGEPASTE BIOLOGISCHE WETENSCHAPPEN, UNIVERSITEIT GENT},
  issn         = {1373-7503},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Ghent, Belgium},
  number       = {2a},
  pages        = {231--240},
  publisher    = {Rijksuniversiteit Gent},
  title        = {Molecular analysis of the virulence determinants of the phytopathogen Rhodococcus fascians},
  volume       = {61},
  year         = {1996},
}