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J Gen Microbiol. 1992 May;138(5):931-40.

Localization of transposon insertions in pathogenicity mutants of Erwinia amylovora and their biochemical characterization.

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Max-Planck-Institut für medizinische Forschung, Heidelberg, Germany.

Abstract

Transposon Tn5, on a mobilizable ColE1 plasmid, on a Ti plasmid derepressed for bacterial transfer, and on the bacteriophage fd genome, was used to construct pathogenicity mutants of the fire blight pathogen Erwinia amylovora. Eleven nonpathogenic mutants were isolated from 1600 independent mutants screened. These mutants were divided into three types: auxotrophs, exopolysaccharide (EPS)-deficient mutants and a mutant of the dsp phenotype. According to their insertion sites the Tn5 mutants were mapped into several classes. Some of the mutants could be complemented with cosmid clones from a genomic library of the parent strain for EPS production on minimal agar. EPS-deficient mutants and the dsp mutant could complement each other to produce virulence symptoms on pear slices.

PMID:
1322951
DOI:
10.1099/00221287-138-5-931
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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