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The Molecular Biology of Photorhabdus Bacteria

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Attention for Chapter 53: Flagellar Regulation and Virulence in the Entomopathogenic Bacteria— Xenorhabdus nematophila and Photorhabdus luminescens
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Chapter title
Flagellar Regulation and Virulence in the Entomopathogenic Bacteria— Xenorhabdus nematophila and Photorhabdus luminescens
Chapter number 53
Book title
The Molecular Biology of Photorhabdus Bacteria
Published in
Current topics in microbiology and immunology, January 2016
DOI 10.1007/82_2016_53
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-3-31-952714-7, 978-3-31-952715-4
Authors

Alain Givaudan, Anne Lanois, Givaudan, Alain, Lanois, Anne

Abstract

There is a complex interplay between the regulation of flagellar motility and the expression of virulence factors in many bacterial pathogens. Here, we review the literature on the direct and indirect roles of flagellar motility in mediating the tripartite interaction between entomopathogenic bacteria (Photorhabdus and Xenorhabdus), their nematode hosts, and their insect targets. First, we describe the swimming and swarming motility of insect pathogenic bacteria and its impact on insect colonization. Then, we describe the coupling between the expression of flagellar and virulence genes and the dynamic of expression of the flagellar regulon during invertebrate infection. We show that the flagellar type 3 secretion system (T3SS) is also an export apparatus for virulence proteins in X. nematophila. Finally, we demonstrate that phenotypic variation, a common property of the bacterial symbionts of nematodes, also alters flagellar motility in Photorhabdus and Xenorhabdus. Finally, the so-called phenotypic heterogeneity phenomenon in the flagellar gene expression network will be also discussed. As the main molecular studies were performed in X. nematophila, future perspectives for the study of the interplay between flagellum and invertebrate interactions in Photorhabdus will be discussed.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 3 50%
Researcher 1 17%
Lecturer 1 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 50%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 17%

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