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EXTRACELLULAR POLYSACCHARIDES OF POTATO RING ROT PATHOGEN

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Author(s): Shafikova Т.N. | Rymareva E.V. | Kopytchuk V.N. | Epova Е.Y. | Romanenko А.S.

Journal: Journal of stress physiology & biochemistry
ISSN 1997-0838

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 4;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus | exopolysaccharides | potato ring rot

ABSTRACT
Many bacteria, including phytopathogenic ones produce extracellular polysaccharides or exopolysaccharides which are universal molecules. Causal agent of potato ring rot, Clavibacter michiganensis subspecies sepedonicus, secretes exopolysaccharides which role in pathogenesis is poorly investigated. The aim of our research is to ascertain the composition and structure of Clavibacter michiganensis subspecies sepedonicus exopolysaccharides. Exopolysaccharides of Clavibacter michiganensis subspecies sepedonicus are determined to consist of 4-6 anionic and neutral components which have molecular weights from 700 kDa. Glucose is a major monomer of polysaccharides and arabinose, rhamnose and mannose are minor monomers. Glucose is present in α-Dglucopyranose and β-D-glucopyranose configurations. Calcium is determined to be a component of exopolysaccharides. Components of exopolysaccharides of potato ring rot pathogen are probably capableto associate via calcium ions and other ionic interactions that may result in a change of their physiological activity. Further studies of Clavibacter michiganensis subspecies sepedonicus exopolysaccharides composition and structure can serve a base for the synthesis of their chemical analogues with elicitor action.
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