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Glutathione Metabolism in X. axonopodis

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Description

Xanthomonas is a Gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium known for being a common plant pathogen. This bacterium is grown commercially to produce the exopolysaccharide xanthan gum, which is used to control viscosity and as a stabilizing agent in many industries. Xanthomonas affects many types of hosts, including citrus, beans, grapes, cotton, and rice. X. axonopodis causes citrus cankers and black rot, which affects many commercial plants. Typical symptoms of the disease include lesions on the leaves, fruit, and stems as well as twig dieback. X. axonopodis is motile by a single polar flagellum and produces slow growing, non-mucoid colonies in culture. It is the causal agent of Asiatic Citrus Canker on most Citrus sp. and close relatives of Citrus in the family [...]

References:

1.Comparison of the genomes of two Xanthomonas pathogens with differing host specificities.
da Silva AC, et al.
Nature. 2002 May 23; 417(6887):459-63.
2.Mechanisms of glutamate cysteine ligase (GCL) induction by 4-hydroxynonenal.
Iles KE, Liu RM.
Free Radic Biol Med. 2005 Mar 1; 38(5):547-56
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