Changes in Plasmalemma Functions Induced by Phytopathogenic Bacteria

  • C. I. Ullrich-Eberius
  • J. Pavlovkin
  • J. Schindel
  • K. Fischer
  • A. Novacky
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Plants are attacked by pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi, not only at the roots by soil-borne pathogens, but also quite severely at the leaves. In our studies we are investigating the interaction of phytopathogenic bacteria with leaves. Bacteria colonize the intercellular space of plant tissues. In the case of disease development, bacteria multiply and induce the plant cells to provide nutrients and water. Some phytopathogenic bacteria are known to produce cellulase and/or pectinases, as e.g. Erwinia pathovars; others are known to produce toxins which drastically interfere with the host cell metabolism, such as tabtoxin produced by Pseudomonas syringae pv. tabaci that specifically interferes with glutamine synthetase (Turner, 1981).


Hypersensitive Reaction Glutamine Synthetase Ethylene Production Phytophthora Infestans Plant Senescence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. I. Ullrich-Eberius
    • 1
  • J. Pavlovkin
    • 2
  • J. Schindel
    • 1
  • K. Fischer
    • 1
  • A. Novacky
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für BotanikTechnische HochschuleDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Experimental Phytopathology and EntomologySlovak Academy of SciencesIvanka pri DunajiCSSR
  3. 3.Department of Plant PathologyUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA

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