Antibacterial activity of synthetic peptides against plant pathogenic Pectobacterium species

Wojciech Kamysz , Aleksandra Królicka , K. Bogucka , Tadeusz Ossowski , Jerzy Lukasiak , Ewa Łojkowska


The aim of the work was to check the antibacterial activity of three synthetic peptides: CAMEL, Iseganan and Pexiganan as well as their possible application against plant pathogenic bacteria from the species Pectobacterium carotovorum (Pc) and Pectobacterium chrysanthemi (Pch). The antibacterial activity of the three chosen synthetic peptides was evaluated with the use of two tests: minimal inhibitory concentration and minimal bactericidal concentration. The CAMEL proved to be the most effective peptide, inhibiting the growth of different species of Pectobacterium in concentrations ranging from 2 to 8 μg/ml. Iseganan and Pexiganan also demonstrated activity against Pectobacterium sp., but it was lower than CAMEL. The CAMEL was able to inhibit Pc and Pch bacterial growth and tissue maceration in pathogenicity tests performed on potato tuber slices.
Author Wojciech Kamysz
Wojciech Kamysz,,
, Aleksandra Królicka (IFB / IB / DBiotech)
Aleksandra Królicka,,
- Department of Biotechnology
, K. Bogucka
K. Bogucka,,
, Tadeusz Ossowski (FCh / DACh / LSCh)
Tadeusz Ossowski,,
- Laboratory of Supramolecular Chemistry
, Jerzy Lukasiak
Jerzy Lukasiak,,
, Ewa Łojkowska (IFB / IB / DBiotech)
Ewa Łojkowska,,
- Department of Biotechnology
Journal seriesJournal of Phytopathology, ISSN 0931-1785, e-ISSN 1439-0434, (A 25 pkt)
Issue year2005
Keywords in EnglishCAMEL (cecropin-melittin hybrid peptide), Iseganan (protegrin 1 analogue), Pexiganan (magainin 2 analogue),soft rot
ASJC Classification1102 Agronomy and Crop Science; 1110 Plant Science; 1311 Genetics; 1314 Physiology
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)25
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 14; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2005 = 0.815; WoS Impact Factor: 2006 = 0.817 (2) - 2007=1.062 (5)
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