|Kinscherf, Thomas - UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN|
Submitted to: Genbank
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: October 27, 2000
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: The salB gene encodes a putative transcriptional regulator protein with a high degree of similarity to the salA gene. The SalB protein is a putative DNA binding protein with an AraC-like helix-turn-helix domain (by GCG HTH Scan). In P. syringae pv. syringae, the salC gene is located within the syringomycin/syringopeptin biosynthetic cluster near the salA gene which is required for lesion formation and the production of both syringomycin and syringopeptin. SalB is one of three such proteins encoded in region. The role of the salC gene in pathogenicity and toxin production is currently under investigation. We are also investigating potential interactions between the salA and salC genes.