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Li, Yu-Rong and Zou, Hua-Song and Che, Yi-Zhou and Cui, Yi-Ping and Guo, Wei and Zou, Li-Fang and Chatterjee, Subhadeep and Biddle, E.M. and Yang, Ching-Hong and Chen, Gong-You (2011) A Novel Regulatory Role of HrpD6 in Regulatinghrp-hrc-hpaGenes inXanthomonas oryzaepv.oryzicola. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 24 (9). pp. 1086-1101. ISSN 0894-0282

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Abstract

Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola, the causal agent of bacterial leaf streak in the model plant rice, possesses a hypersensitive response and pathogenicity (hrp), hrp-conserved (hrc), hrp-associated (hpa) cluster (hrp-hrc-hpa) that encodes a type III secretion system (T3SS) through which T3SS effectors are injected into host cells to cause disease or trigger plant defenses. Mutations in this cluster usually abolish the bacterial ability to cause hypersensitive response in nonhost tobacco and pathogenicity in host rice. In Xanthomonas spp., these genes are generally assumed to be regulated by the key master regulators HrpG and HrpX. However, we present evidence that, apart from HrpG and HrpX, HrpD6 is also involved in regulating the expression of hrp genes. Interestingly, the expression of hpa2, hpa1, hpaB, hrcC, and hrcT is positively controlled by HrpD6. Transcriptional expression assays demonstrated that the expression of the hrcC, hrpD5, hrpE, and hpa3 genes was not completely abolished by hrpG and hrpX mutations. As observed in analysis of their corresponding mutants, HrpG and HrpX exhibit contrasting gene regulation, particularly for hpa2 and hrcT. Other two-component system regulators (Zur, LrpX, ColR/S, and Trh) did not completely inhibit the expression of hrcC, hrpD5, hrpE, and hpa3. Immunoblotting assays showed that the secretion of HrpF, which is an HpaB-independent translocator, is not affected by the mutation in hrpD6. However, the mutation in hrpD6 affects the secretion of an HpaB-dependent TAL effector, AvrXa27. These novel findings suggest that, apart from HrpG and HrpX, HrpD6 plays important roles not only in the regulation of hrp genes but also in the secretion of TAL effectors

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Depositing User: Dr P Divakar
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2015 06:50
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2015 06:50
URI: http://cdfd.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/457

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