Extracytoplasmic function sigma factors in Pseudomonas syringae

Kristoffer Kiil, J.A. Oguiza, D.W. Ussery

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    Genome analyses of the plant pathogens Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000, pv. syringae B728a and pv. phaseolicola 1448A reveal fewer extracytoplasmic function (ECF) sigma factors than in related Pseudomonads with different lifestyles. We highlight the presence of a P. syringae-specific ECF sigma factor that is an interesting target for future studies because of its potential role in the adaptation of P. syringae to its specialized phytopathogenic lifestyle.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalTrends in Microbiology
    Issue number12
    Pages (from-to)565-568
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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