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Evolution of host specificity of Pseudomonas syringae on Prunus

Hulin, Michelle Teresa;
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  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Pseudomonas syringae is a globally important plant pathogen, that includes pathovars that infect over 180 plant species. Individual pathovars are highly specialised and only infect one or a few hosts. Pseudomonas syringae uses a range of type III effector proteins to cause disease. However, plants have evolved to be able to detect these effectors and trigger immunity. Therefore, it is believed that a strain’s repertoire of effectors dictates its host range and genetic alteration of these repertoires enables host range expansion. This topic was explored using comparative genomics of three divergent clades that have convergently evolved to cause bacterial canker o...
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