The metabolic shift in highly and weakly virulent Dickeya solani strains is more affected by temperature than by mutations in genes encoding global virulence regulators
Marta Potrykus , Francesca Decorosi , Izabela Perkowska , Carlo Viti , Alessio Mengoni , Nicole Hugouvieux-Cotte-Pattat , Ewa Łojkowska
AbstractGlobal warming may shortly increase the risk of disease development on plants. Significant differences in the metabolic activity screened with Phenotype Microarray at 22°C and 28°C were observed between D. solani strains with high and low virulence level. Highly virulent D. solani was characterized by a higher number of metabolized compounds and a faster metabolism and was more tolerant to non-favorable pH and osmolarity. Metabolic phenotyping showed for the first time that the mutation in pecT gene, which encodes a global repressor of virulence, affects several pathways of the basic cell metabolism. PecT mutants had a higher maceration capacity of potato tissue and showed a higher pectinolytic activity than the wild-type strains. On the contrary, mutation in expI gene, which encoded the signaling molecules synthase crucial for quorum sensing, had an insignificant effect on the cell metabolism, although it slightly reduced the potato tissue maceration. The ability to utilize most of the tested compounds was higher at 28°C, while the survival at non-favorable pH and osmolarity was higher at 22°C. These results proved that the temperature of incubation had the most significant impact on the D. solani metabolic profiles.
|Journal series||FEMS Microbiology Ecology, ISSN 0168-6496, e-ISSN 1574-6941, (N/A 100 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.60|
|Keywords in English||Phenotype MicroarrayTM, pecT, expI, quorum sensing|
|ASJC Classification||; ;|
|Score||= 100.0, 12-04-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||: 2018 = 1.049; : 2018 = 4.098 (2) - 2018=4.516 (5)|
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