Special Issue "Plant-Pathogen Interactions"

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A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Daniel K. Manter

USDA-ARS-NPA, Soil-Plant-Nutrient Research Unit, 2150 Centre Avenue, Building D, Suite 100 Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA
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Interests: biodiversity; microbial ecology; rhizosphere biology; plant-pathogen interactions; mechanisms of plant defense

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The advent of next-generation sequencing has allowed for the documentation of an enormous amount of microbial diversity present in the soil and plant rhizophere. This diversity represents a vast array of genetic potential all simultaneously interacting with plants; as such, studies are required to better understand and model the net effect of these complex interactions on plant productivity and performance. In addition, growing evidence supports a potential role for microbial diversity in determining soil health and the suppressivity of plant pathogens. In this special issue we seek papers exploring the diversity of plant-pathogen interactions, and the potential role of microbial diversity to influence the net outcome of pathogen success and plant productivity and performance.

Dr. Daniel Manter
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • plant-microbial interactions
  • soil quality/health
  • soil suppressivity
  • plant pathogen

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Research

Open AccessArticle Genome Sequence of Dickeya solani, a New soft Rot Pathogen of Potato, Suggests its Emergence May Be Related to a Novel Combination of Non-Ribosomal Peptide/Polyketide Synthetase Clusters
Diversity 2013, 5(4), 824-842; doi:10.3390/d5040824
Received: 25 September 2013 / Revised: 28 October 2013 / Accepted: 14 November 2013 / Published: 6 December 2013
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Abstract
Soft rot Enterobacteria in the genera Pectobacterium and Dickeya cause rotting of many crop plants. A new Dickeya isolate has been suggested to form a separate species, given the name Dickeya solani. This bacterium is spreading fast and replacing the closely related, but
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Soft rot Enterobacteria in the genera Pectobacterium and Dickeya cause rotting of many crop plants. A new Dickeya isolate has been suggested to form a separate species, given the name Dickeya solani. This bacterium is spreading fast and replacing the closely related, but less virulent, potato pathogens. The genome of D. solani isolate D s0432-1 shows highest similarity at the nucleotide level and in synteny to D. dadantii strain 3937, but it also contains three large polyketide/fatty acid/non-ribosomal peptide synthetase clusters that are not present in D. dadantii 3937. These gene clusters may be involved in the production of toxic secondary metabolites, such as oocydin and zeamine. Furthermore, the D. solani genome harbors several specific genes that are not present in other Dickeya and Pectobacterium species and that may confer advantages for adaptation to new environments. In conclusion, the fast spreading of D. solani may be related to the acquisition of new properties that affect its interaction with plants and other microbes in the potato ecosystem. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plant-Pathogen Interactions)

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