Involvement of the Rcs regulon in the persistence of Salmonella Typhimurium in tomatoes

Marvasi, Massimiliano and De Moraes, Marcos H. and Salas-Gonzalez, Isai and Porwollik, Steffen and Farias, Marcelo and McClelland, Michael and Teplitski, Max (2016) Involvement of the Rcs regulon in the persistence of Salmonella Typhimurium in tomatoes. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 8 (5). pp. 928-935. ISSN 1758-2229

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Abstract

It is becoming clear that human enteric pathogens, like Salmonella, can efficiently colonize vegetative and reproductive organs of plants. Even though the bacterium's ability to proliferate within plant tissues has been linked to outbreaks of salmonellosis, little is known about regulatory and physiological adaptations of Salmonella, or other human pathogens, to their persistence in plants. A screen of Salmonella deletion mutants in tomatoes identified rcsA and rcsB genes as those under positive selection. In tomato fruits, populations of Salmonella rcsB mutants were as much as 100-fold lower than those of the wild type. In the follow-up experiments, competitive fitness of rcsA and rcsB mutants was strongly reduced in tomatoes. Bioinformatics predictions identified a putative Salmonella RcsAB binding box (TTMGGAWWAABCTYA) and revealed an extensive putative RcsAB regulon, of which many members were differentially fit within tomatoes.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Version of record online: 9 September 2016
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology
A. > School of Science and Technology > Natural Sciences
Item ID: 20420
Notes on copyright: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Marvasi, M., de Moraes, M. H., Salas-Gonzalez, I., Porwollik, S., Farias, M., McClelland, M. and Teplitski, M. (2016), Involvement of the Rcs regulon in the persistence of Salmonella Typhimurium in tomatoes. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 8: 928–935. doi:10.1111/1758-2229.12457, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1758-2229.12457. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
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Depositing User: Massimiliano Marvasi
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2016 13:37
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2018 08:28
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/20420

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