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Endophytic population of Pantoea agglomerans in citrus plants and development of a cloning vector for endophytes

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Autor(es):
Andreote, Fernando D. [1] ; Rossetto, Priscilla B. [1] ; Souza, Leonardo C. A. [1] ; Marcon, Joelma [1] ; Maccheroni, Jr., Walter ; Azevedo, Joao L. [1] ; Araujo, Welington L. [1, 2]
Número total de Autores: 7
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Super Agr Luiz de Queiroz, Dept Genet, BR-13400970 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Mogi das Cruzes, Mogi Das Cruzes, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: JOURNAL OF BASIC MICROBIOLOGY; v. 48, n. 5, p. 338-346, OCT 2008.
Citações Web of Science: 4
Resumo

Harmless bacteria inhabiting inner plant tissues are termed endophytes. Population fluctuations in the endophytic bacterium Pantoea agglomerans associated with two species of field cultured citrus plants were monitored over a two-year period. The results demonstrated that populations of P. agglomerans fluctuated in Citrus reticulata but not C. sinensis. A cryptic plasmid pPA3.0 (2.9 kb) was identified in 35 out of 44 endophytic isolates of P. agglomerans and was subsequently sequenced. The origins of replication were identified and nine out of 18 open reading frames (ORFs) revealed homology with described proteins. Notably, two ORFs were related to cellular transport systems and plasmid maintenance. Plasmid pPA3.0 was cloned and the gfp gene inserted to generate the pPAGFP vector. The vector was introduced into P. agglomerans isolates and revealed stability was dependent on the isolate genotype, ninety-percent stability values were reached after 60 hours of bacterial cultivation in most evaluated isolates. In order to definitively establish P. agglomerans as an endophyte, the non-transformed bacterium was reintroduced into in vitro cultivated seedlings and the density of inner tissue colonization in inoculated plants was estimated by bacterium re-isolation, while the tissue niches preferred by the bacterium were investigated by scanning electronic microscopy (SEM). Cells from P. agglomerans (strain ARB18) at similar densities were re-isolated from roots, stems and leaves and colonization of parenchyma and xylem tissues were observed. Data suggested that P. agglomerans is a ubiquitous citrus endophyte harboring cryptic plasmids. These characteristics suggest the potential to use the bacterium as a vehicle to introduce new genes in host plants via endophytic bacterial transformation. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 00/13800-5 - Avaliação da interação entre Methylobacterium mesophilicum e Xylella fastidiosa em Citrus sinensis por meio da técnica de PCR e microscopia eletrônica de varredura
Beneficiário:Priscilla de Barros Rossetto
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Iniciação Científica
Processo FAPESP: 98/16262-2 - The role of xanthan gum-associated genes in the pathogenicity and virulence of Xylella fastidiosa and potential strategies for biological control of citrus CVC
Beneficiário:João Lúcio de Azevedo
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa GENOMA
Processo FAPESP: 00/08498-8 - Avaliação de plantas modelo para o estudo da interação de bactérias endofíticas de citros e Xylella fastidiosa, agente causal da CVC
Beneficiário:Fernando Dini Andreote
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Iniciação Científica