Genetic characterization of clavibacter michiganensis subsp. Michiganensis population in Turkey

Yusuf Sen, Yesim Aysan, Mustafa Mirik, Duygu Ozdemir, Fien Meijer-Dekens, Jan M. van der Wolf, Richard G.F. Visser, Sjaak van Heusden*

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Abstract

The pathogenic gram-positive bacterium Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis (Smith) Davis et al. is the most harmful bacterium to tomatoes in many countries with a cooler climate. Multilocus sequence analysis was performed on five housekeeping genes (bipA, gyrB, kdpA, ligA, and sdhA) and three virulence-related genes (ppaA, chpC, andtomA) todetermine evolutionary relationships and population structure of 108 C. michiganensis subsp. michiganensis strains collected from Turkey between 1996 and 2012. Based on these analyses, we concluded that C. michiganensis subsp. michiganensis in Turkey is highly uniform. However, at least four novel C. michiganensis subsp. michiganensis strains were recently introduced, possibly at the beginning of the 1990s. The singletons might point to additional sources or to strains that have evolved locally in Turkey.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-308
JournalPlant Disease
Volume102
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018

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